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Carmen
Carmen, 42 years old, is a humble, hardworking mother. She lives in her own home in the village of Picoy with her husband Marcos, 36, and their only daughter, Yulisa, who is 13 years old. Marcos and Yuliza are the inspiration for all her hard work. Through great effort and sacrifice, Carmen has been able to work her lands and make them very fertile. She grows potatoes and peas, which she then carries to the city of Tarma to sell at wholesale. Her harvests have provided enough income to support her family, which is why she wants to put everything she has into growing her business. She also works weeding the crops in neighboring fields in her spare time, for which she earns 15 soles a day. She is confident that she'll be able to earn enough money to acquire fields along the river, which will be easy to irrigate and improve her harvest. What she likes most about her job is taking care of her crops. She's been farming for four years and thinks the hardest part is taking her product to the wholesale market in Tarma, since the sacks are very heavy and tire her out. In the future, she hopes to improve her crops and earn more income. She plans to start growing flowers on her land in anticipation of November, when demand for flowers goes up because of the national holidays. She is a member of the Exaltación Santa Cruz village bank, and this is her ninth loan with MFP. She is happy to know that she will have financial support in meeting her goals. She is committed once again to making her payments on time, as she did for previous loans. She is also happy to be part of a village bank because all the other members are very responsible, supportive people. Carmen will use the requested loan to buy gladiolus seeds, as well as several bags of organic fertilizers to make her next plantings very successful.
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Carmen, de 42 años, es una madre de familia muy sencilla y trabajadora, vive en su casa propia, ubicada en el caserío de Picoy. Junto a su esposo Marcos de 36 años y su única hija Yulisa de 13 años, quienes son el motivo principal de todos sus esfuerzos. Con mucho esfuerzo y sacrificio Carmen ha logrado trabajar sus tierras y volverlas muy productivas, ella cultiva papa y arveja, productos que luego lleva a vender a la ciudad de Tarma, donde las vende al por mayor. Sus cultivos le han dado los ingresos necesarios para mantener a su familia, es por eso que desea poner todas sus ganas en sacar adelante este negocio. Para ello también dedica su tiempo libres a trabajar en terrenos aledaños, donde le pagan S/. 15 nuevos soles diarios por quitar la maleza que crece de entre sus cultivos. Así está segura que podrá juntar más dinero con lo que pueda adquirir varios terrenos de cultivo junto al río, teniendo al alcance el regadillo que necesitan su siembra para desarrollar. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es cuidar sus cultivos, lleva 4 años realizando esta actividad y considera que lo más difícil es transportar sus productos hasta el mercado mayorista de Tarma, ya que los sacos que lleva son muy pesados y la cansan mucho. En adelante, espera mejorar sus cultivos y poder así tener mejores ingresos. Ahora comenzará a producir flores en sus 2 hectáreas de terrenos para el mes de noviembre donde la demanda de flores crece por motivo de las festividades nacionales. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Exaltación Santa Cruz”, donde es el noveno crédito con MFP y está contenta de saber que tendrá el apoyo financiero para sus objetivos. Por otro lado se compromete una vez más a cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas, como en anteriores créditos que tuvo. Además le agrada ser parte de su banco comunal porque todos sus integrantes son personas responsables y muy solidarias. Carmen, comprará con el dinero solicitado semilla de flor de gladiolo, además de varios sacos de abono orgánico y fertilizantes naturales para comenzar con mucho éxito su próxima siembra.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Carmen purchase flower seeds such as gladiolus as well as bags of organic fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 17, 2011
Listed
Jun 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2012