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Erlinda
Erlinda, 56, is married to Jesús. They have nine children together but only two still live with them: Edén and César. They live together as a family in their own house located in Unión Popular (Peruvian Central Jungle). This couple, despite their advanced age, continues together and, above all, working very hard to raise their last two children.

They’ve been farming for the last 16 years; their main crops are coffee, avocados and bananas. Erlinda tells us that they both coordinate to sell their entire crops. While she goes to La Merced Central Market to sell bananas that are harvested every two weeks her husband, Jesús, sells the coffee beans at the Alto Palomar Cooperative. All the effort they’ve expended over the years has led to their now having more than 3 hectares of farmland that produce their family’s support. The couple’s plan is to increase both the quality and the quantity of their crops.

She belongs to the “La Unión Hace la Fuerza” (Unity Makes Strength) communal bank and this is the second MFP loan where she’s sure she’ll meet her goals with help from her association’s members. Because of this, she commits to make her installment payments punctually.

If Erlinda were to receive your support, she will use the requested money to buy tools to remove the weeds that grow among her plants and to do so she’ll hire farmhands. She will also buy several sacks of natural fertilizer to nourish her coffee plants.
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Erlinda, de 56 años, está casada con Jesús. Ambos tienen 9 hijos, pero solo viven con 2 de ellos: Eden y César. En unión familiar ellos viven en su casa propia, ubicada en la localidad de Unión Palomar (selva central peruana). Está pareja de esposos, a pesar de su avanzada edad, siguen unidos, y sobre todo trabajando mucho, para sacar a delante a sus dos últimos hijos. Hace 16 años que se dedican a la agricultura, sus principales cultivos constan de café, palta y plátanos. Erlinda nos cuenta que ambos coordinan para poder vender sus sembríos, mientras que ella lleva a vender al mercado central de La Merced, los plátanos que cada 15 días cosecha, su esposo Jesús, comercializa, su grano de café en la cooperativa de Alto Palomar. Todo el esfuerzo que realizaron en estos años, lograron que ahora, obtengan más de 3 hectáreas de terrenos agrícolas, que le producen el sustento económico para su familia. Los planes de esta pareja es incrementar la calidad y cantidad de sus cultivos. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “La unión hace la fuerza del palomar” y este es el segundo crédito con MFP, donde está segura que logrará sus objetivos con su apoyo y de los integrantes de su asociación. Razón por la que se compromete en pagar de manera puntual sus cuotas. Erlinda de recibir su apoyo; invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de herramientas para podar la maleza que crece entre sus cultivos, para ello contratará peones; asimismo comprará varios sacos de fertilizantes naturales para nutrir sus sembríos de café.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 116
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Erlinda to buy sacks of fertilizer and to hire farm hands.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 22, 2011
Listed
Aug 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 16, 2012