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Carmen
Carmen is 54 years old and she is married with Feliciano. They have 9 children together but they only live with 4 of them. The lives in a house of their own located in the community of Bellavista. As a good mother she dedicates her body and soul in the care and development of her children. They are enrolled in post-secondary education in the country's capital city. She needs to proviD. them with a monthly allowance. Her income is earned through arduous work at her store where she sells basic needs products to the public in her community. She also cultivates potatoes, peas, and corn on her own farm land, located in the region of Alta D. Huandunga, where there is an irrigation channel at her disposal. As she mentioned, she has 15 years' experience and she feels very excited to sell her harvest to the wholesalers of the central market in Tarma. She also raises livestock, including rams, cows, and bulls. They help her plow the land and she also sells them as meat to the neighbors and butchers who visit her frequently. This is her first loan with MFP (Kiva Field Partner) and she is thankful for the support they have given her. The roof on Carmen's house is broken and water and dust are always coming in. For this reason she will invest her loan in installing a new roof entirely, maD. of more resistant materials.
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Carmen, D. 54 años, está casada con Feliciano, con quien tiene 9 hijos. Pero solo vive con 4 D. ellos, en su casa propia, ubicada en el caserío D. Bellavista. Como buena madre, se dedica en cuerpo y alma al cuidado y desarrollo D. sus hijos, quienes estudian educación superior en la capital del país; por lo tanto debe proporcionarles un dinero mensualmente. Dicho capital lo obtiene gracias al arduo trabajo que realiza en su tienda, donD. venD. productos D. primera necesidad; a los pobladores D. su localidad. Asimismo se dedica a la siembra D. papa, arveja y maíz, en sus terrenos propios, ubicados en la zona alta D. Huandunga, donD. tiene un canal D. riego a disposición. Según menciona, que durante sus 15 años D. experiencia, tiene gran éxito vendiendo sus productos cosechado a los comerciantes mayoristas del mercado central D. Tarma. Asimismo, se dedica a la crianza D. animales como: carneros, vacas y toros, los cuales le ayudan a labrar la tierra, como también a incursionar en la venta D. carne, a los vecinos y carniceros que la visitan constantemente. Este es el primer crédito con MFP, donD. agradece el apoyo que le brindan en este momento. El techo D. la casa D. Carmen, está roto, constantemente ingresa agua y polvo. Por ello con el crédito, invertirá en el cambió total del techado, colocando un material más resistente.

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About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 76
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,936,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Carmen to purchase construction materials to replace the roof on her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 29, 2011
Listed
May 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011