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Alfonso
Alfonso is 25 years old and is a simple young man who lives with his father Oscar, his mother Jivia, and his 2 brothers in their family home in the community of Alianza. What he most desires is to get ahead in life. As a single young person, he has many ambitions. Every morning anew, he takes great pains with his work to make his crops very productive. He knows that the quality of the oranges, tangerines, plantains, and corn that he sows on his 3 fields depends on this effort.

After harvest, he will sell the resulting crops in the city market at La Merced. When sales are increasing, he takes them to the harvest to the city of Lima (the capital of the country).

What he likes most about his work is the freedom, since the land is his and he is his own boss. Alfonso has been doing this work for 5 years and the most difficult task is maintaining his coffee plantings.

In time, he would like to buy new land and increase production, not only to increase his income but to be able to help his brothers who are still boys.

Alfonso belongs to the “Alianza al Progresso” (Alliance towards Progress) communal bank and this is his 5th loan through MFP. He is confident that he can repay the loan because he is a hard worker. Alfonso appreciates the help of all of you.

He is thinking about replanting his plots of plantains and hybrid corn and requesting your help to do so. He will use the present loan to buy various sacks of natural fertilizers to spread on his crops.
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Alfonso, de 25 años, es un joven sencillo. Vive con su papá Oscar, su mamá Jivia y sus 2 hermanos; en su casa propia ubicada en la comunidad de Alianza y lo que más desea es sobre salir en la vida. Como joven soltero, él tiene muchas ambiciones. Todas las mañanas se esmera mucho en trabajar sus tierras y dejarlas muy fértiles, ya que sabe que de eso depende la calidad de su naranja, mandarina, plátanos y maíz que siembra en sus 3 terrenos, los cuales posteriormente después de la cosecha llevará a vender al mercado de la ciudad de La Merced y en épocas de mayor venta los lleva a la ciudad de Lima (capital del país). Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es que tiene mucha libertad, pues son sus propias tierras y es su propio jefe, lleva 5 años realizando esta actividad y considera que lo más difícil es hacer la limpieza de sus plantaciones de café. Con el tiempo, desea comprar nuevas tierras, para incrementar su producción, además de tener mayor ingreso económico para poder ayudar a sus hermanos que todavía son niños. Él pertenece al banco comunal “Alianza al progreso” y este es el quinto crédito con MFP, donde se siente en la capacidad de pagar todas sus cuotas, pues es un joven trabajador. Además agradece al poyo de todos ustedes. Alfonso, está pensando replantar sus cultivos de plátanos y maíz híbrido; por ello de obtener su apoyo; invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de varios sacos de fertilizantes naturales para esparcirlos en sus nuevos cultivos.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 49
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  • $55,923,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Alfonso buy various sacks of fertilizer for his crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 12, 2011
Listed
Sep 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 16, 2012