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Dario
61-year old Darío is a wonderful father to his three children aged 17, 15, and 13. His wife Vacelisa died two years ago, and since then he has worked hard to ensure that his children lack for nothing. He lives with his children in a simple house that belongs to him in an area adjacent to Pumpuriani.

Darío has always worked in agriculture. On his five hectares of land he grows coffee, bananas, yucca, and pituca. He also has another two hectares which are lying fallow. His three children help him with the work: planting, tending, watering, and harvesting the crops. “Growing coffee has always provided me with a good income despite having to harvest twice a year,” says Darío when talking about the profitability of his work, “but it’s worth the trouble.” He says overcoming financial issues has been his biggest problem as on occasion he hasn’t been able to afford to buy coffee plants and fertilizer.

As well as his fields, Darío has a small store in his home where he sells various products. It urgently needs more stock.

With the income from his harvests, this hardworking father will be able to buy furnishings for his store and more items to sell which, in turn, will bring in more customers. As well, he will have his sixth loan from MFP with which he and his family will be able to get ahead. He enjoys working with Las Abejitas de Pumpurani (the name of his community bank), and the tireless work the group has done.

He plans to buy coffee seedlings and manure to enrich the soil with the loan money so he can look forward to a good harvest in April and May. The manure alone will cost about 800 soles.
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Darío es un padre ejemplar, a sus 61 años tiene 3 hijos de 17, 15 y 13 años. Hace 2 años que Vacelisa, su esposa falleció, desde entonces trabaja arduamente para evitar que a sus hijos les falte algo. Darío vive con sus hijos en una casita rústica pero propia en el anexo de Pumpuriani. Siempre se ha dedicado a las labores del campo, en sus 5 hectáreas de terrenos siembra café, plátanos, yuca y pituca. Además tiene otras 2 hectáreas que están sin producir. En su ardua labor, sus 3 hijos lo ayudan, en la siembra, el cultivo, los riegos, y las cosechas. “Sembrar café siempre me ha dado buen dinero, a pesar de que se cosechen cada 2 veces al año, pero vale la pena”, menciona Darío sobre la rentabilidad de su negocio. Señala, además que los problemas económicos han sido los obstáculos más difíciles que ha tenido que pasar, ya que muchas veces no le alcanzaba el dinero para comprar semillas de café y abonos. Aparte de la agricultura, Darío cuenta con una pequeña bodega en su hogar, ahí expende productos varios, pero que urge implementar y surtir.
Con los ingresos que obtenga de las cosechas, éste padre luchador podrá comprar muebles para la tienda y más productos para su venta, así se asegurará más clientela. Con éste serían 6 los préstamos que Darío obtiene de MFP, y para que él pueda sobresalir junto a su familia, le es urgente su ayuda. Por otro lado se siente a gusto trabajando con “Las Abejitas de Pumpuriani”, nombre de su banco comunal, que hace referencia a su inagotable labor como grupo. Con el dinero del crédito, Darío comprará semillas de café para preparar los viveros para ello deberá enriquecer la tierra con abonos orgánicos, así avizora la cosecha para abril y mayo. Aproximadamente gastará solo en abonos 800 soles.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,528,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Dario to buy coffee seedlings and bags of manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 20, 2011
Listed
Nov 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012