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Aquiles
Aquiles is 42 years old and from Quimbiri district. He lives with 33 year-old Gabriela and they have one son called Breyner who is 1 year old. Together they live in their own home where peace reigns.

Aquiles is his family's means of support. His parents taught him to work on the farm since he was a very young boy. He is now a farmer and has 20 hectares of land where he grows cacao and coffee which are both native plants of the rainforest area of the Apurímac River Valley. He has worked in this business for 25 years and he says that he likes it a lot. He also has the support of his familiy, in addition to the laborers that he hires so that he can finish his sowing, weeding and harvesting quickly.

What Aquiles most enjoys about his work is harvesting the fruit from his plants since that is when he feels that the months of hard work are providing him with their reward in the quality of the fruit. He considers the most difficult part of his work to be transporting his products from the farm to the warehouses, which are located in the city of San Francisco and Quimbiri, as it is very heavy and difficult to transport. Another difficulty is that he doesn't have enough money to pay in advance for the laborers who support him in his harvesting and weeding. This is why he takes loans offered by MFP.

Right now, Aquiles' priority is sowing his coffee and cacao plants since he has enough space for this. This is his 12th loan from MFP and he feels that the loan money will help him a lot in making progress in his work. Aquiles is very well liked by the other members of his community bank. He will use the 3,000 Peruvian soles he has requested to hire laborers to support him in his harvesting work.
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Aquiles de 42 años, natural del distrito de Quimbiri; convive con Gabriela de 33 años y tienen 01 hijo llamado Breyner de 01 y juntos viven en su propia casa donde reina la paz. Aquiles, es el sostén de su familia, desde muy niño sus padres le inculcaron a trabajar en la chacra, hoy es campesino y cuenta con 20 hectáreas de terreno en donde cultiva cacao y café plantas nativas de la zona selvática del Valle Río Apurímac. Han transcurrido 25 años trabajando en esta actividad, y manifiesta que le gusta mucho, además cuenta con el apoyo de sus familias, además de los jornaleros que contrata, para así terminar rápido el trabajo de siembra, poda de maleza y cosecha. Lo que más le gusta de su faena es cosechar los frutos de las plantas; ya que así siente que los meses de arduo trabajo le brindan como recompensa la calidad de sus frutos. Considera que lo más difícil es llevar sus productos desde la chacra hasta los centros de acopio ubicados en la ciudad de san francisco y Quimbiri; puesto que es muy pesado y le resulta difícil el transporte. Asimismo el no poder contar con suficiente ingreso económico para solventar los pagos por adelantado a los jornaleros quienes le brindan el apoyo en la cosecha y desmonte de maleza; es por ello que acude a los préstamos que facilita la Institución MFP. Pero ahora lo que más prioriza es sembrar más plantas de café y cacao ya que cuenta con espacio suficiente. Este es su 12avo crédito con MFP, siente que el dinero del crédito le ayudará mucho en el progreso de su trabajo. En su banco comunal es un socio muy querido por el resto de sus compañeros. Con los 3,000 nuevos soles contratará jornaleros para que le apoyen en las cosechas.









About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 114
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,266,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Aquiles to hire laborers to help him with his harvest.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 14, 2011
Listed
Apr 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012