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Fortunato
Fortunato, age 65, is a humble man. Thirty-three years ago he joined his life with Agustina, who has been his wife for eight years. They have four children, and all of them are adults. Now they live alone in their own house in the rural community of San Juan de la Libertad. The San Juan zone is known for its good farmland upon which potatoes are mostly grown. That is why the name of the association is “Capital Semillera” (Seed Money).

He started his occupation as a farmer when he was very young. From then on he has planted all types of potatoes like “pericholi” (a white potato that is sweet and full of water), “canchan” (has a pink, thin skin; the meat is of a pale whitish color), and "yungay" (round white potato good for boiling). Everything depends upon the harvesting season and the quality of the plants. Through his painstaking work and his dedication he acquired three hectares of farmland. With the land he was able to get good income and support his children. He now proudly comments, “All of them live in the United States.”

He is proud of what he has achieved. He wants to continue working the land where he was born until the end of his days. In all of this time he managed to get a truck, which he uses to transport his fruit and vegetable cargo throughout the country. In addition, he visits the coast of the country every six months to sell the seeds that he harvests. He therefore wants to continue planting and improving the quality of his crops.

He belongs to the “Capital Semillera” (Seed Money) Commual Bank. This is his seventh loan with MFP. He hopes for your collaboration in order to achieve his objectives. He pledges to make his payments on time. Fortunato will use the requested loan to buy various sacks of organic fertilizers to apply to his yungay potato crops, which he has planted on a hectare of farmland. He is thinking of using that land for the “única” variety of potato for the next harvest.
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Fortunato tiene 65 años, es un hombre humilde. Hace 33 años unió su vida a Agustina, su esposa desde hace 8 años. Ambos tienen 4 hijos, todos ellos mayores de edad. Ahora viven solos en su casa propia ubicada en el caserío de San Juan de la Libertad. La zona de San Juan, es conocida por sus buenas tierras de cultivo que en su mayoría son de papa. Por ese motivo el nombre de la asociación es “Capital semillera”. Desde muy joven comenzó con su oficio de agricultor, desde entonces sembró toda variedad de papa como: “pericholi, canchan y yungay”, todo depende de la temporada de cosecha y la calidad de sembrío. Su trabajo esmerado y su dedicación hicieron que adquiera 3 hectáreas de terrenos agrícolas, donde pudo obtener buenas ganancias y apoyar a sus hijos. Los que ahora con orgullo comenta: “Todos viven en Estados Unidos”. Se siente orgulloso de lo que logró y quiere seguir hasta el fin de sus días; trabajando la tierra que lo vio nacer. En todo este tiempo logró obtener un camión con el que trasporta cargamento de frutas y verduras a todo el país, además de visitar cada 6 meses la costa del país, donde comercializa la semilla que cosecha. Por todo ello quiere continuar sembrando y mejorando la calidad de sus cultivos. Él pertenece al banco comunal “capital semillera” y este es el séptimo crédito con MFP, donde espera de su colaboración para lograr sus objetivos. Además se compromete a cumplir con puntualidad sus cuotas. Fortunato de recibir su apoyo, invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de varios sacos de abono orgánico, para distribuirlos entres sus cultivos de papa de la variedad “yungay”, que tiene sembrado en una hectárea de terreno agrícola. Asimismo piensa utilizarlo en sus próxima cosecha de papa de la variedad “única”

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Fortunato to buy sacks of organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 22, 2011
Listed
Jul 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2012