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30-year-old Orlando is a sociable and hard-working man who lives in his own home in the community of Quillabamba. The green fields of the tropical rainforest have been a very pleasant place for Orlando to work throughout his life. His parents taught him this work when he was very young and now he owns his own plots of land where he works on his cacao, coffee, banana and peanut crops with a lot of care and sacrifice. He has 2 hectares of land in total.

What Orlando most enjoys about his work is harvesting his land as that is when he feels that the months of hard work are providing their reward in the quality of his fruit. He has been in this business for eight years and he considers the most difficult part of his work to be transporting his crops from his community to the storage warehouses in the towns of Quimbiri and San Francisco.

Orlando will use the loan he has requested to buy materials with which to refurbish his home. Over time, he hopes to be able to put together enough money to buy new land so that he can then leave them to his beloved children as an inheritance. This will be Orlando's first loan and he is very happy to know that he will have the support of each of you and thereby be able to make progress. He will use his 3,000 soles to buy building supplies with which to refurbish his home.
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Orlando, de 30 años, es un hombre sociable y trabajador, vive en su propia morada situado en la comunidad de Quillabamba. Los verdes campos de la selva tropical, han sido en la vida de Orlando un lugar muy agradable para trabajar, desde muy pequeño sus padres le enseñaron esta labor y ahora cuenta con sus propias parcelas en las que trabaja con mucho esmero y sacrificio sus cultivos de cacao, café, frutos de plátano y maní, poseyendo en total 02 hectáreas de terreno. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es cosechar sus tierras, ya que así siente que los meses de arduo trabajo le brindan como recompensa la calidad de sus frutos. Lleva 08 años realizando esta actividad y considera que lo más difícil es transportar sus cultivos desde su comunidad hasta los centros de acopio situado en la ciudad de Quimbiri y San Francisco. Con el crédito solicitado comprará materiales para refaccionar su vivienda. Con el tiempo, espera juntar el dinero suficiente para comprar nuevas tierras para luego heredarlos a sus queridos hijos. Este será su primer crédito de Orlando y esta muy contento de saber que contará con el apoyo de todos ustedes y así progresar gracias al apoyo de ellos. Con los 3,000 nuevos soles, comprará materiales de construcción para poder refaccionar su vivienda.

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 179
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    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 Orlando to buy building supplies to improve the infrastructure of his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012