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Olinda
Olinda is a self-sacrificing mother of two children who are 14 and 1 year old. She lives with Walter, her partner of 16 years. Olinda and her family live in her aunt’s house in the hamlet of Huaylahuichan. Her main activity is farming with her husband on parcels they own and some that they lease. They grow peas, potatoes and corn. She also raises guinea pigs that she sells for 15 and 18 soles.

Olinda is focused on her home. While Walter is in the fields she takes care of the children and prepares the meals. Olinda relates that sometimes with the corn crops she only recuperates her investment. “This is due to the freezes and illnesses and not knowing how to apply insecticides correctly,” she adds.

In time, she sees herself and her family living in the city of Lima since Kevin, her oldest son, will finish secondary school and she hopes to enroll him in an academy so that he’ll have the opportunity to study a university career or whatever he chooses.

This will be Olinda’s 13th MFP loan. She needs your help to make her projects a reality. She’s been working with the communal bank for some time and she mentions that she feels good and comfortable with her fellow members. The money from the loan will be used to buy pea seeds and three sacks of manure which adds up to 1500 soles per parcel and Olinda plans to plant on two parcels.
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Olinda una madre abnegada de 2 hijos de 14 y 1 año de edad convive con Walter, su pareja hace 16 años. Olinda y su familia viven en la casa de su tía en el caserío de Huaylahuichan. La principal actividad a la que se dedica junto a su esposo, es la agricultura, en las parcelas de su propiedad y algunas que son arrendadas, siembran arvejas, papas y maíz. A la vez se dedica a la crianza de cuyes, los que vende a 15 y 18 soles. Olinda es una mujer hogareña, mientras Walter se encuentra en el campo, ella cuida de sus hijos y se encarga de preparar los alimentos. Olinda cuenta que, a veces en la siembra de maíz, solo recupera lo invertido, “eso se debe a las heladas y enfermedades, y por no saber como aplicar los insecticidas”, agrega. Con el pasar del tiempo ella se ve en la ciudad de Lima, viviendo con su familia, ya que Kevin, su hijo mayor, terminará de estudiar la secundaria y piensa matricularlo en una academia para que tenga posibilidades de estudiar una carrera universitaria o lo que él elija. Con éste sería el crédito número 13 que Olinda obtendría de MFP, por eso ella necesita de su ayuda para concretar sus proyectos. Lleva un buen tiempo trabajando con su banco comunal, de lo que menciona sentirse bien y cómoda con los integrantes de su grupo. El dinero del préstamo lo invertirá en la compra de semillas de arvejas, 3 sacos de abonos, lo que asciende a 1500 soles por parcela, y Olinda piensa sembrar en 2.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 97
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,037,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Olinda to buy pea seeds and three sacks of manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 20, 2011
Listed
Oct 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 16, 2012