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Pepe
Pepe, 34, lives in the indigenous community of Santa María, with Matilde, his wife of 12 years, and their family. They have 5 young children, whom they care for and educate in their own home.

"I had to work hard for everything I have today, even the smallest little thing," says Pepe. The work he does is farming. His crops consist of coffee, plantains, and annatto [a tree whose fruit and seeds are used for flavoring, colorants and dyes for foods and cosmetics] which he grows in the 6 productive fields that he owns. He worked very hard to be able to acquire these lands, starting with nothing and gathering money little by little.

Now he looks after his crops with enormous care. "It's not difficult," he says, since his wife and children help him with great dedication. Throughout the year he plans each planting so as to have a constant source of income. This way he can cover the costs of his children's education and save to improve his produce, since the dealers who visit his area always demand quality products from each harvest.

He belongs to "Los Amigos Cafetaleros" [The Coffee-grower Friends] communal bank, and this is his second loan with MFP. With your support he hopes to continue in his goals. He also promises to be punctual with his payments. On receiving your support, Pepe will invest the requested money in purchasing natural fertilizers (farmyard manure) to spread in his coffee fields.
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Pepe, de 34 años habita en la comunidad nativa de Santa María. Ahí formó su familia junto a Matilde, su esposa desde hace 12 años. Ambos tienen 5 hijos todos ellos menores, a los que cuidan y educan en su casa propia. “Tuve que trabajar mucho para lograr todo lo que hoy tengo, hasta lo más pequeño”, menciona Pepe. El trabajo al que se dedica es la “agricultura”, sus siembras constan de café, plátano y achiote; los cuales siembra en sus 6 terrenos productivos, que son propios. Según cuenta trabajó mucho para poder adquirirlos, pues no tenía nada y poco a poco junto dinero. Ahora él cuida con mucho esmero de sus cultivos, “no es nada difícil”, afirma; pues su esposa e hijos lo ayudan con dedicación. Durante al año programa cada siembra para tener ingresos económicos constantes, ya que tiene que solventar los estudios de sus hijos y ahorrar para mejorar su producción; pues los comerciantes que visitan su zona, exigen siempre productos de calidad en cada cosecha. Él pertenece al banco comunal “Los amigos cafetaleros” y este es el segundo crédito con MFP, donde espera del apoyo de todos ustedes para continuar sus objetivos. Además promete ser puntual en sus cuotas. Pepe de recibir su apoyo, invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de fertilizantes naturales (guano de coral), para esparcir en sus cultivos de café.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 93
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  • $57,986,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Pepe to purchase bags of natural fertilizer to spread in his coffee fields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 27, 2011
Listed
Oct 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012