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Betty
Betty is 25 years old. She has lived with her husband, Noe, for 5 years. They have 2 children, Zaraí, 8 years old, and Jesús, 3 years old. They live in a partially constructed house, located in the town of Tapo. For 4 years she has been planting potatoes, corn, and peas, with the help of her father, who taught her to cultivate the land and everything necessary for agricultural work. With the profits from selling the sacks of potatoes, she built half of her house. She hopes the next harvest will be more productive so she can earn enough to finish the remaining half of the house, so that she can provide an adequate home for her children; they are her motivation to get ahead in her hard work.

Also, she tells us that a short while ago she began working as a health promoter for the government. By identifying the undernourished children in the area, she earns a little extra money. She also raises small animals such as pigs, donkeys, and sheep. After fattening them up, she takes them to sell in the city's central market.

In the future, Betty hopes to plant a greater quantity of crops and become independent. She also plans to open a grocery store that will help her to increase her income. She belongs to the “Santa Cruz de Tapo” communal bank, and this is her seventh loan with Microfinanzas Primsa, where she learned to be responsible; she makes her repayments punctually. Betty will use the requested money to buy pea seeds and several sacks of organic fertilizer, which will help her when she plants her next crop.
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Betty de 25 años, vive con su esposo Noe desde hace 5 años. Ambos tienen 2 hijos Zaraí de 8 y Jesús de 3 años. Viven en su casa a medio construir, ubicada en la localidad de Tapo. Desde hace 4 años siembra papa (tubérculo), maíz y arveja; con la ayuda de su padre quien le enseñó a cultivar la tierra y todo lo necesario de la actividad agrícola. Con las ganancias de la comercialización de los sacos de papa construyó la mitad de su vivienda, por lo que espera que esta próxima cosecha sea más productiva para ganar lo suficiente y concluir la otra mitad restante de su casa, para poder darles un hogar adecuado a sus hijos, quienes son el motivo que la impulsa para salir adelante en su sacrificada labor. Además cuenta que hace muy poco comenzó a trabajar como promotora de salud para el estado; detectando a los niños desnutridos de la localidad, recibiendo un dinero extra. Asimismo comparte sus actividades con la ganadería, cuidando de sus animales menores como: cerdos, burros y carneros, que luego de ensebarlos los llevan a comercializarlos en el mercado central de la ciudad. Betty en el futuro desea sembrar en mayor cantidad e independizarse, además tiene planeado abrir una tienda de abarrotes que le ayude a obtener más ingresos económicos. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Santa Cruz de Tapo”, y este es el séptimo crédito con MFP, donde aprendido a ser responsable, por ello paga puntualmente sus cuotas. Betty, invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de semilla de arvejas y varios sacos de abono orgánico, que le servirán para su próximo sembrío.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 99
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Betty to buy pea seeds and sacks of fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 11, 2011
Listed
Jun 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012