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Julia, 18, is a hardworking woman. She lives with Isaías, her husband of one year. Although they don’t have children they live in harmony in her mother’s house located in the Tapo settlement. Since her father died, she’s had to work to help with household expenses. Therefore, she rises daily very early in the morning to care for her corn and potato crops. Although she’s formed her family she continues with this work above all because she likes it very much. But, aware that she must face new goals and responsibilities she started to work making firewood. “Everything depends on the size of the tree,” she affirms. Because her work consists primarily in cutting most of the wood, a large tree results in about 2000 pieces of firewood on average but if the trees are small, only 800 units. She sells each bundle of 1000 units for about 200 soles on average. This helps her meet some of her expenses. But her overriding goal is to save enough money to buy her own house.

She belongs to the “Santa Rosa” communal bank and this is the first MFP loan where she hopes for your cooperation to make her plans a reality. She likes being part of her association because all the members are responsible, very mutually supportive people. If Julia were to receive your support, she will invest the requested funds in the purchase of dry branches to make firewood.
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Julia, de 18 años es una mujer trabajadora. Vive en compañía de Isaías, su esposo desde hace un año. Aunque no tienen hijos, ellos viven en armonía en casa de su madre, ubicada en el caserío de Tapo. Desde que falleció su padre, ella tuvo que trabajar para ayudar en los gastos del hogar por ello, todas las mañanas desde muy temprano sale a cuidar de sus sembríos de maíz y papa. Aunque formó su familia, ella continúa en esta labor, sobre todo porque le gusta mucho. Pero consiente que tiene que afrontar nuevas metas y responsabilidades. Comenzó a trabajar en la elaboración de leña. “Todo depende del tamaño del árbol”, afirma. Ya que su trabajo consiste en cortar la mayor cantidad de leña, en un árbol grande sale un promedio de 2 millares de leña, pero si son chiquitas solo ochocientas unidades; cada millar lo vende a un promedio de 200 soles. Eso le ayuda a ella a solventar algunos gastos. Pero su mayor objetivo es juntar dinero para adquirir su casa propia. Ella pertenece al grupo solidario “Santa Rosa” y este es el primer crédito con MFP, donde espera de su colaboración para concretar sus planes. Además le agrada ser parte de su asociación porque todos sus integrantes son personas responsables y muy solidarias. Julia, de recibir su apoyo, invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de palos secos para realizar leña.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 94
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  • $57,986,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Julia to buy dry branches to make firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 31, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 16, 2012