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Maria
María is a native of the city of Palma. She is 51 years old, married, and the mother of four school-age children. They live together in their own home. María is a responsible and decisive woman whose work consists of planting cacao and annatto. These products are in high demand at the collection centers in her city. Her buyers know that her products are of good quality, so she is able to generate good earnings from her business. María started farming when she was 20 years old and continues to plant crops and care for her land by making it more fertile. She says that if her business did not exist, she would not able to pay for the educational expenses of her children nor would she be able to buy furnishings for her home. In the future, María hopes to continue saving because she wants to buy a new house in Ayacucho, which will be of great use to her children so that they can finish their college studies in the city.


This will be her second loan. María is very pleased to know that she has renewed support. The amount she requested will be used to buy shovels, pick axes, and machetes. These tools will be used for the planting season.

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María, es natural de la ciudad de Palma, tiene 51 años, es casada y madre de 04 hijos, que se encuentran en etapa escolar. Juntos habitan en su propia casa. María es un mujer responsable y decidida, su trabajo consiste en sembrar cacao y achiote, productos que tiene mucha demanda en los centros de acopio de su ciudad. Sus compradores saben de la calidad que tiene sus productos, por ello es que genera ganancias gracias a este negocio. Tiene 20 años y aún continua sembrado y cuidando sus tierras, haciéndolas más fertiles. Ella menciona que sino no fuera por éste negocio nunca hubiera logrado cubrir los gastos educativos de sus hijos, ni tampoco hubiera comprado bienes para su hogar. En adelante, espera seguir ahorrando, ya que desea comprar una nueva casa en la ciudad de Ayacucho que le será de gran utilidad para sus hijos, para que terminen sus estudios superiores en esa ciudad. Este será su segundo crédito y esta muy contenta de saber que contara nuevamente con su ayuda. Con el monto solicitado comprará palas, picos y machetes, herramientas que le servirán para la siembra.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
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  • $56,011,725
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  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Maria to buy shovels, pick axes, and machetes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 17, 2011
Listed
Sep 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 16, 2012