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Maria
María, age 41, is a determined single mother. She lives with her two daughters, Salome and Noe, in her own home in the village of Carita. María works very hard to get ahead and is satisfied with what she has obtained up to this point. For the past 21 years, she has been growing potatoes, beans, and peas on two hectares of farmland that is situated parallel to her house. She also has an irrigation system at her disposal. What she enjoys most about her work are the endless hours required to achieve ripe fruit from the land. María feels happy when she can sell her crops after investing so much time into her work. She says that the wholesale market in the city of Tarma buys her crops for a very good price. Her greatest difficulty is paying the expenses related to her children’s university studies. For this reason, she began making cheese using the milk produced by her cows. María says that she sells five cheese molds every day. Now she is planning to travel to Lima in order to sell her crops because there is more demand.


María is a member of the Communal Bank “Progreso Carita” and this will be her tenth loan with MFP. She feels fulfilled because of the support she has received so that she can continue pressing forward. In addition, she promises to be prompt with her payments. María is planning to plant potatoes of the “Yungay” and “Andina” varieties. For this reason, she will invest the money she requested in the purchase of natural fertilizers so that she can begin a successful farming season.

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María, de 41 años es una luchadora madre soltera. Vive junto a sus 2 hijas: Salome y Noe, en su casa propia ubicada en el caserío de Carita. Ella trabaja muy duro para salir adelante; se siente satisfecha por todo lo obtenido hasta hoy. Desde hace 21 años se dedica a la siembra de papa, habas y alverja en sus 2 hectáreas de terrenos agrícolas que se sitúan paralelo a su casa, además cuenta con regadillo de agua a disposición. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo son las eternas horas que requiere para sacar el fruto maduro de la tierra; pues siente la alegría de poder vender sus cultivos después de tanto tiempo de trabajo. Según afirma en el mercado mayorista de la ciudad de tarma le compran a muy buen precio sus cosechas. Su mayor dificultad son los gastos que realiza en los estudios universitarios de sus hijos, razón por la cual comenzó a realizar queso con la leche que produce las vacas que posee. Según cuenta cada día vende 5 moldes. Ahora está planeando viajar a la capital de país a comercializar sus sembríos, pues ahí son más cotizados. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “progreso carita”, y este es el décimo crédito con MFP, donde se siente realizada, pues el apoyo que obtiene; le ayuda a seguir adelante. Además promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas. María está pensando sembrar papa de la variedad “yungay” y “andina”; por ello de recibir su apoyo invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de fertilizantes naturales para comenzar con éxito la temporada agrícola.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Maria to buy sacks of natural fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 15, 2011
Listed
Sep 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2012