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Juan Antonio
Mr. Juan is 47 years old, a farmer and lives in the los Brasiles neighborhood in Estelí. He is a father to 4 children and only completed a sixth grade education. He began growing potatoes at 30 years of age with help from his brother-in-law and father-in-law. Before he used to grow tomatoes but he later saw that it was more profitable to grow potatoes, he also sowed cabbage with the profits he made and was able to build his home little by little buy buying work tools. Mr. Juan is also able to give his children an education since he wants to see them become professionals so that they do not remain ignorant without knowing anything as it happened to him because of a lack of economic resources. Mr. Juan travels to Managua, the capital, to sell his potato crops but he would also like to sell his products to markets in the departments of Jinotega, León and Chinandega.

Mr. Juan needs the loan to finish sowing a block's worth of potatoes, buy supplies and pay for labor. He will be able to sow completely his potato crops, to have better profits and produce quality products.

Mr. Juan wishes to keep growing potatoes and from the profits that he gets he would like to grow beans and corn, and make improvements to the infrastructure of his home to give his family a worthy home.

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El señor Juan, de 47 años de edad, es agricultor, el vive en la comunidad llamada los Brasiles, en Estelí, es padre de 4 hijos, sus estudios a duras penas llegaron hasta sexto grado de primaria. Inicio a la edad de 30 años a sembrar papas , conto la ayuda de su cuñado, suegro, el antes sembraba tomates , pero después el vio que le era mas rentable sembrar papas, además sembró repollo, fue con las ganancias obtenidas de la papa y repollo que el logro hacer su casita poco a poco, comprando algunas herramientas de trabajo, también dándole estudios a sus hijos , ya que el desea verlos preparados profesionalmente , para que no se queden en la ignorancia y sin saber nada como le sucedió a el por falta de recursos económicos. El viaja hasta la capital Managua para logran vender sus cosechas de papas pero a el le gustaría vender también en los mercados de los departamento de Jinotega, León y Chinandega.
El solicito el préstamo para terminar de sembrar 1 manzana de papas, comprar insumos y pagar mano de obra. Con el financiamiento lograra sembrar por completo sus cultivos de papa, sacar mejores rendimientos y producir con calidad.
El desea seguir cultivando papas y de los ingresos que obtenga quiere sembrar frijol y maíz, hacerles mejoras de infraestructura a su casa para darle un techo digno a su familia.


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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Juan Antonio grow a block's worth of potatoes, buy supplies and pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 18, 2011
Listed
May 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011