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Edgardo
Edgardo, 57, resides in the community of Sanchirio (central Peruvian jungle). There he formed his family along with Magda, his wife of 22 years. Together they have four children, but they only live with the youngest, Xiomara, whom they care for in their own home. The life of this peaceable man focuses on the teaching of adolescents in the state-run high school of his area, where he has taught as a professor for thirty years. During this time his work and efforts allowed him to buy two hectares of agricultural land, where he grows coffee, thus earning extra income. Each year at harvest time he delivers the ripe coffee beans to the co-op in the area, where they pay him by the kilogram for the beans. He is happy also to have the support of his wife, who recently opened a grocery store, selling staples to area residents as well as supplying stationery and seasonal items. Now she wishes to make improvements to her store, turning it into a place where one can find "a bit of everything."

He belongs to the communal bank "El palomar al éxito" [The Dovecote to Success] and this is his first loan with MFP, where he hopes to get the support he needs to achieve his goals. Edgardo, upon receiving this support, will invest the money obtained to buy products for stocking the store with grocery items and small radios, which are common during this coffee harvesting season since the laborers buy them to be able to listen to music while they work.
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Edgardo de 57 años, reside en la comunidad de Sanchirio (selva central peruana). Ahí formó su familia junto a Magda, su esposa desde hace 22 años. Ambos tienen 4 hijos, pero solo viven con la menor, Xiomara, a la que cuidan en su casa propia. La vida de este apacible hombre se centra en la enseñanza a adolescentes del colegio estatal de su localidad, donde lleva trabajando como profesor desde hace 30 años. En todo este tiempo, su trabajo y esfuerzo le ayudaron a comprarse 2 hectáreas de terreno agrícola, donde siembra café, obteniendo así una ganancia extra. Cada año, que es el tiempo de cosecha, entrega el grano de café maduro a la cooperativa de la localidad, donde le pagan por el kilo de café. Asimismo está feliz de tener el apoyo de su esposa, quien hace poco abrió una tienda de comestibles, vendiendo productos de primera necesidad a los pobladores; donde también surte con la venta de útiles de escritorio y algunos artículos de acuerdo a cada temporada. Ahora desea mejorar su tienda, convirtiéndola en un lugar donde se pueda encontrar “de todo”. Él pertenece al banco comunal “El palomar al éxito” y este es el primer crédito con MFP, donde espera de su colaboración para el logro de sus objetivos. Edgardo de recibir su apoyo, invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de productos para surtir su tienda de comestibles y radios pequeñas que sale mucho en está campaña de cosecha de café, ya que los peones compran para poder escuchar música mientras trabajan.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 114
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,074,975
    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 Edgardo to purchase products for stocking his store, as well as radios for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 31, 2011
Listed
Jun 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011