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Mercedes
Mercedes, 36 years old, is a very simple and hard-working woman who lives in her own house with her husband Hector and her little daughter Resali, whom she cares for and educates at home in the settlement of Patay.

At the age of 15, Mercedes became a very responsible and hard-working mother. Carrying her daughter on her back, she worked her nieghbor's land with her husband, and together they earned just 20 sols a day.

Eventually, they decided to rent farm plots and plant their own crops. They began by sowing potatoes and their harvests have been very good, permitting them to accumulate money. This led them to acquire some cultivable lands. Since then, each year Mercedes sows potatoes and green peas, resulting in good earnings. With these, they bought two bulls to plough the land and 2 burros for carrying loads.

Mercedes and her husband are very content and happy now, since they like to work in agriculture and earn money for each harvest. They are convinced they can continue making money from their crops, and in this way, save to acquire more land and avoid having to rent farmland.

Mercedes belongs to the “Santa Cruz de Patay” communal bank and this is her 9th loan through MFP. She promises to comply with her payment schedule, and hopes to begin saving in her communal bank. Upon receiving the loan, Mercedes will buy 3 bags of green pea seeds and various sacks of natural fertilizer for the next sowing.
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Mercedes, de 36 años, es una mujer muy sencilla y trabajadora, vive en su casa propia junto a su esposo Héctor y su pequeña hija Resalí, a la que cuida y educa en su casa propia ubicada en el caserío de Patay. A sus 15 años de edad, se convirtió en una madre muy responsable y trabajadora, ya que cargada a su niña en la espalda, labra la tierra de sus vecinos, conjuntamente con su esposo, donde sumados le pagaban 20 soles diarios, de ahí que se propusieron en alquilar chacras y sembrar sus propios cultivos, se iniciaron sembrando papas y sus cosechas le resultaron muy bien, permitiéndole acumular dinero; que le permitió adquirir unos terrenos cultivables. Desde entonces siembra cada año papa y arveja, que le permiten tener buenas ganancias. Con los cuales compró 2 toros para el arado y 2 burros para carga. Ella y su esposo están muy contentos y felices, puesto que le agrada trabajar en la agricultura, ya que le genera dinero cada cosecha. Por ello está convencida de progresar mediante sus cultivos y, de ese modo ahorrar para adquirir más terrenos y evitar pagar el derecho de alquiler. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Santa cruz de patay” y este es el noveno crédito con MFP, donde promete cumplir cada una de las cuotas, asimismo tiene anhelos de realizar sus ahorros en su banco comunal. Mercedes de recibir su apoyo; invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de 3 bolsas de semilla de alverja y varios sacos de fertilizantes naturales, para su próximo sembrío.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Mercedes buy 3 bags of green pea seeds and sacks of fertilizer for her farm fields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 25, 2011
Listed
Sep 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012