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Carmen
Carmen is 46 years old and she is married with Herminio. They have 4 children together but only one of their daughters, Merly who is 15 years old, lives with them. In family unity, the three of them live in a house which is their own property and it is located in the locality of Union Palomar (central Peruvian jungle). Carmen's beautiful smile speaks to her vitality. She has been involved in agriculture for 9 years and her primary plantation is coffee, bananas, and avocadoes.

What she most enjoys is being able to get rid of invasive weeds (types of plants that grow within the cultivation) which grow constantly. This is how she ensure that her cultivations will grow without major obstacles. The daily effort she invests in her cultivations, especially bananas, allows her to make 2 trips per month to the cities of La Merced and Villa Rica to sell her products. But she knows that the coffee harvest season is only once per year and she wants to improve and expand the plantation of different fruits to ensure that she will not face any financial inconveniences. For the time being she is getting ready to glean the coffee (a collection of the last ripe grains) from where she hopes to obtain good earnings. She is a member of the communal bank "La Union Hace la Fuerza del Palomar", meaning "Unity is the Strength of Palomar" and it is her second loan with MFP (Kiva Field Partner). She hopes to have the support from all of you to be able to move forward with her objectives. She is committed to making her loan payments on time. Carmen, on receiving your support, will invest the funds she requests in the transplantation of her coffee plants into productive farmland. For this she will need several sacks of natural fertilizers and farmhands to help with the process.
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Carmen, 46 años, casada con Herminio. Ambos tienen 4 hijos, pero solo viven con una de ellas Merly, de 15 años. En unión familiar, los tres viven en su casa propia, ubicada en la localidad de Unión Palomar (selva central peruana). La hermosa sonrisa de Carmen, muestra la vitalidad que posee, pues cuenta que hace 9 años se dedica a la agricultura; donde sus principales sembríos constan de café, plátanos, y palta. Lo que más le gusta a ella, es poder sacar el quillo (tipo de maleza que crece entre los cultivos) que crece constantemente, pues así asegura que sus cultivos crecerán sin mayores inconvenientes. El trabajo esforzado que diariamente proporciona a sus cultivos principalmente de plátanos, hace que 2 veces al mes viaje a las ciudades de La Merced y Villa Rica, donde vende sus frutos. Pero como sabe que las épocas de cosecha de café son una vez al año, ella desea mejorar e incrementar la siembra de diferentes frutas, así está segura que no tendrá inconvenientes en su economía. Por ahora se prepara para la raspa de café (recolección de los últimos granos maduros), donde espera obtener buenas ganancias. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “La unión hace la fuerza del palomar” y este es el segundo crédito con MFP, donde espera de la colaboración de todos ustedes para continuar con sus objetivos. Además de comprometerse en cumplir de manera puntual con sus cuotas. Carmen de recibir su apoyo; invertirá el dinero solicitado en transplantar sus viveros de café a los terrenos productivos; para ello necesitará varios sacos de fertilizantes naturales y peones que le ayuden en el proceso.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,191,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Carmen to purchase fertilizers and to hire farmhands.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 22, 2011
Listed
Aug 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012