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Alicia
Alicia, 44, lives with her three children, ages 22, 18, and 16. She has been separated from their father for three years; even so, she feels better. She lives with her parents, ages 86 and 84, in their home, and takes care of them selflessly.

Her principal job is selling small animals, specifically guinea pigs, which she raises for four months and sells in the city of Lima. "Yes, this business is good for me, because I sell each guinea pig for 20 or 25 PEN, and every two weeks I take 50 guinea pigs," she explains.

She also buys cheese and honey and sells them in the capital. In addition, she has plots of farmland where she grows peas, corn, and gladiolus.

Alicia considers her main problem to be poor time management, which previously caused her to neglect her crops. The lack of workers to work her crops is another problem she has resolved over time.

She hopes to be able to build a house of fine wood in the future, thanks to her savings and the tireless work she does every day. Alicia has worked with MFP and her communal bank, Nueva Esperanza, for 13 loan cycles. She feels comfortable working with neighbors and family members because of the warm family environment they formed in all this time.

With the money from the loan, Alicia will be able to buy pea seeds and bags of fertilizer to plant in this new season. She calculates that it will cost her from 2000 to 3000 PEN, including the payment to workers.
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Alicia de 44 años, vive con sus 3 hijos de 22, 18 y 16 años de edad. Hace 3 años que se separó del padre de ellos, aún así se siente mejor. Vive en la casa de sus padres de 86 y 84 años a quienes cuida desinteresadamente. Su principal actividad económica es la venta de animales menores, específicamente de cuyes, los que cría cada 4 meses y los vende en la ciudad de Lima. “Si me conviene este negocio, por que cada cuy lo vendo a 20 o 25 soles, y cada quincena de mes llevo 50 cuyes”, explica. Del mismo modo, compra queso y miel y los vende en la capital. Además, cuenta con parcelas de terrenos agrícolas en donde siembra arvejas, maíz, y gladiolos. Alicia considera como principal problema la mala designación de su tiempo, que hizo que descuidará anteriormente sus cultivos, asimismo la falta de personal para trabajarlos, inconvenientes que ha solucionado con el tiempo. Espera, más adelante construir su casa de material noble, eso gracias a los ahorros y el trabajo incansable al que se entrega día a día. Ya son 13 los ciclos que Alicia trabaja con MFP y con su Banco Comunal llamado “Nueva Esperanza”, se siente a gusto trabajando con vecinos y familiares, por el ambiente cálido y hogareño que formaron en todo este tiempo.
Con el dinero del préstamo, Alicia podrá comprar semillas de arvejas y sacos de abono, para sembrar en esta nueva temporada, lo que calcula le costará de 2000 a 3000 soles, incluyendo el pago a operarios.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,936,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Alicia to buy pea seeds and bags of fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 20, 2011
Listed
Oct 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 16, 2012