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Herlinda
Herlinda is 38 years old and is happy and hardworking. She has been living with her partner Walter for 22 years. They both have two beautiful children, Kener and Randi who they educate in their own home which is located in the town of Alto Yapaz (in the Peruvian jungle). Her two children are her motivation to work hard every day which is why she has been growing coffee and bananas for five years. She also sells fruits that are native to the Peruvian jungle which she buys from her neighbors and acquaintances. Twice a week she boxes them and takes them to the markets in Huancayo and Lima to sell. Her husband works in public transportation. He covers the route from Santa Ana to Alto Yapaz and vice versa. On the days that he's off he helps Herlinda in the farming and in her business. She enjoys the tranquility of the country but she finds it difficult to take her products to the food markets which is why she stores her harvests in her store. Although this work does not discourage her it is very profitable because thanks to her profits she can give her family an adequate quality of life. This is why, in the future, she plans on continuing to grow coffee in her fields but especially to increase and supply products to her establishment. She belongs to the community bank "Los Progresistas" (The Progressives) and this is the third loan with field partner MFP and she is sure that she will continue to work actively in the community bank since she likes to socialize with the other members. Herlinda will start the coffee harvest so she will invest the loan in paying the laboreres who she will contract to help her to collect the grain. She will also invest in implementing her grocery store at home.
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Herlinda, de 38 años, es una mujer alegre y emprendedora. Hace 22 años que vive con Walter, quien es su pareja. Ambos tienen 2 hermosos hijos, Kener y Randi; a los que educan en su casa propia, ubicada en la localidad de Alto Yapaz (selva peruana). Sus dos hijos son su motivación para esmerarse en el trabajo cada día, por eso desde hace 5 años se dedica a cultivar café, y plátano, paralelamente es negociante de frutas oriundas de la selva peruana, las cuales compra de sus vecinos y conocidos, los encajona y los traslada hacia los mercados de “Huancayo” y “Lima” para comercializarlos 2 veces por semana. Por otro lado su cónyuge brinda el servicio de transporte público, cubriendo la ruta “Santa Ana” hasta “Alto Yapaz” y viceversa. Pero los días que descansa, ayuda a Herlinda en la agricultura y en el negocio. A ella, le gusta disfrutar de la tranquilidad del campo cuando labora, sin embargo le parece difícil trasladar sus productos hasta los mercados de abastos, por eso los acopia sus cosechas en su tienda. Aunque este oficio, no la desalienta le parece sacrificado y muy rentable porque gracias a las utilidades, puede brindarle una adecuada calidad de vida, a su familia, por eso en el futuro, piensa continuar plantando café en sus chacras pero sobre todo incrementar y surtir los productos de su establecimiento. Él pertenece al banco comunal “Los progresistas”, y este es el tercer crédito con MFP, donde asegura que continuará laborando de manera activa en su banco comunal, pues el gusta compartir con los integrantes. Herlinda, comenzará la cosecha de café, por ello con el crédito invertirá en el pago de los peones que contratará para que le ayuden en la recolección del grano. Asimismo invertirá en implementar su tienda de comestibles en su casa.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,191,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Herlinda to hire laborers to help her pick coffee.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 5, 2011
Listed
May 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 16, 2012