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Abram
Abram, who is thrifty and honest, is 60 years old. For 40 years, he has been married to Julia, his inseparable partner who is 55 years old, and they’ve raised seven children who have now left home. Together they care for their seven year old grandson in their humble but tidy home in their native community of Pucharini.

Abram has worked as a farmer since he was a boy and in his old age he continues to farm avocados, bananas, plantains, oranges, and other types of citrus. He has had to hire other people to help him plant, cultivate, and harvest these crops. At the same time, Abram offers his services as a natural healer, a job which nature and the years have taught him. “I am well-known. Sometimes people from La Merced, Satipo, and other places come to have a cleansing with medicinal plants. I earn 20 soles per person, and there are days when groups of 15 or 20 come,” says Abram. Also, he adds that he gets a good revenue, 15 to 20 soles, from each case of 200 avocados.

For her part, Julia has a small store in their home, since due to her age she no longer works in the fields. Together they teach their grandson that their daughter, for personal reasons during childbirth, has left. She thinks that after a few years she will consolidate her store, since her energy won’t be the same in the future. For that reason they are eager to see their grandson grow up with them.

With her help, Abram will be able to get his fourth loan from MFP, and he is committed to being punctual with his payments. “As with the previous loans, I will pay everything, because it’s a great help to my family, working with MFP and my communal bank,” he says. With the money that he gets, Abram and Julia will buy bags of rice, sugar, cases of milk, cans of oil, and soda and beer to sell. The will also install new shelves that will attract customers.
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Abram de mirada parsimoniosa y sincera tiene 60 años de edad, hace 40 años se casó con Julia de 55 años, su inseparable mujer, con quién crió a sus 7 hijos, que ya dejaron de vivir con ellos. Ambos cuidan a su nieto de 7 años en un hogar humilde pero propio en la comunidad nativa de Pucharini. Abram se dedica a las labores del campo desde muy niño y a su avanzada edad continúa en la siembra constante de paltas, plátanos, yuca, naranjas y otros cítricos. Para ello tiene que contratar personal ajeno para que lo apoye en la siembra, cultivo y cosecha de los mismos. A la vez, Abram brinda servicios de médico naturista, oficio que la naturaleza y los años le enseñaron, “soy conocido, a veces llegan personas de La Merced, Satipo y diferentes lugares para que les haga una limpieza con hierbas medicinales, así me gano 20 soles por persona, y hay días que llegan grupos de 15 y 20”, comenta Abram, además agrega que con las paltas también obtiene buenos ingresos por cada cajón de 200 paltas, gana de 10 a 15 soles. Por su parte Julia, atiende una pequeña bodega en su casa, ya que por su edad dejó de cultivar la tierra. Ambos educan a su nieto que su hija, por cuestiones personales al dar a luz, lo abandonó. Unos años después piensa consolidar su bodega, ya que sus fuerzas no serán las mismas más adelante, por esa razón ansían ver a su nieto crecer con ellos. Mediante su ayuda, Abram podrá obtener su préstamo número 4 de MFP, por ello se compromete en ser puntual en sus pagos. “Como en los créditos anteriores pagaré todo, por que es una gran ayuda para mi familia, trabajar con MFP y mi banco comunal”, acota. Con el dinero que piensa obtener, Abram y Julia comprarán sacos de arroz, azúcar, cajas de leche, latas de aceite, gaseosas y cervezas para venderlas, así también implementarán el local con estantes nuevos que atraigan la mirada de los clientes.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 55
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,923,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Abram tp buy bags of rice, sugar, milk, oil, soda, and beer and also to expand their store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 20, 2011
Listed
Oct 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012