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Octavia, 53, is a responsible woman. She lives in Villa Visca settlement along with her husband, Marcelino, with whom she has 8 children, but only 3, who are still minors, live with them. To support the family, this hardworking woman is an agriculturalist who plants potatoes and peas in large quantities alongside her husband, who is her staunch and wholehearted partner. What she most likes about her work is spending time in the countryside: “It is nice and quiet and very peaceful,” she states.

She also travels frequently to the city of Lima, where she sells the delicious cheese that is only produced in the mountains of Peru and where sales have been profitable since she began this business 4 years ago.

Presently she is preparing to harvest her “Yungay” potatoes [a sturdy Peruvian highland variety] from which she also expects to make a good profit.

This is her eighth loan from MFP and she hopes to have the support of all of you so that she can continue to reach her goals. She promises to make her payments on time and, upon receiving your support, she will invest the money in purchasing pea seeds for her next sowing as well as various cheese molds for her business.
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Octavia, de 53 años es una mujer responsable. Ella vive en el caserío de Villa Visca junto a su esposo Marcelino, con quien tiene 8 hijos pero solo vive con 3 de ellos que son menores. Para el progreso de su familia, está trabajadora mujer se dedica a la agricultura con la siembra de papa y alverja en grandes cantidades los cuales realiza con la ayuda de su esposo; él que es su pareja incondicional. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es pasar su tiempo en el campo, “es tranquilo y se respira una paz”, afirma. Pues viaja seguido a la ciudad de Lima, donde comercializa los ricos quesos que solo se realiza en la sierra del Perú, donde obtiene buenas ganancias desde hace 4 años que comenzó con este negocio. Ahora se está preparando para la cosecha a de papa de la variedad “yungay”, donde espera tener buenas ganancias. Este es el octavo crédito con MFP, donde espera del apoyo de todos ustedes para seguir con sus objetivos. Además promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas. Octavia de recibir su apoyo; invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de una bolsa de semilla de alverja para su próxima siembra, además de varios moldes de queso para su negocio.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,976,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Benedicta to buy a sack of pea seeds and cheese.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012