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Walter
Walter is 34 years old. He has lived with his spouse for 10 years and together they are raising three children under 8. This family lives in the Santo Domingo neighborhood in the Tapo district. Walter works in agriculture on cropland located in his own community. He plants peas, beans and potatoes, products that he sells on market days in the wholesalers' market in Tama. His crops sell right away and most are taken to the city of Lima for buyers who travel to that area. In this way, he has been able to support his young family and give his children a decent education in their community's school. " It's good to work the earth, but there are days with losses too. For example, 5 years ago, I lost 2 hectares of potatoes due to frost", he explains. He notes that thanks to that problem he learned to take care of his crops more tenaciously. Walter hopes to in time expand his land and plants more crops. He also wants to give his young children the education that he, due to lack of money, had no access to. "My children are the most valuable thing I can have. For them I will keep working", he remarks. This would be his 8th loan with MFP. For this is reason, he is committed to making his payments on time. At the same time, he is grateful to the organization and to his communal bank for the growth opportunity they have shown him along the way. With the money from the loan, Walter will buy potato seed and sacks of fertilizer. He calculates that it won't be more than 2000 soles, and with what is left over he will pay for the transportation service and labor costs. This is all for his next crop in May.
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Walter tiene 34 años, convive con su pareja hace 10 años, con la que crían a 3 hijos menores de 8 años. Esta familia vive en el Barrio de Santo Domingo en el distrito de Tapo. Walter se dedica a la agricultura, en los terrenos de cultivo que se ubican en su propia comunidad siembra: arvejas, habas y papas, productos que negocia los días de feria en el mercado mayorista de Tarma. Sus cosechas se venden al instante y son trasladados a la ciudad de Lima, en su mayoría, por compradores que viajan hasta la zona. De esa manera ha podido mantener a su joven familia y darles a sus hijos una educación decente en la escuela de su comunidad. “Si conviene trabajar en la tierra, pero hay días de pérdidas también, por ejemplo hace 5 años perdí 2 hectáreas de papas por culpa del hielo”, explica, advirtiendo que gracias a ese problema aprendió a cuidar sus cultivos con más tenacidad. Walter espera, con el tiempo extender sus terrenos y abarcar más sembríos. Así también anhela brindarles a sus pequeños hijos la educación que él, por falta de dinero no pudo acceder. “Mis hijos son lo más valioso que puedo tener, por ellos seguiré trabajando”, menciona. Éste sería su préstamo número 8 de MFP, por esa razón se compromete a ser puntual en el pago de las mensualidades. A la vez agradece a la entidad y a su banco comunal por la oportunidad de crecimiento que le muestran en el camino. Con el dinero del crédito, Walter comprará semillas de papas y bolsas de abonos. Calcula que no pasará de 2000 soles, con lo que le sobre pagará el servicio de transporte y mano de obra; todo esto para la próxima cosecha de mayo.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 69
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  • $57,341,375
    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 Walter to buy seeds and sacks of fertilizer as well as hire workers and pay for transportation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 31, 2011
Listed
Nov 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 16, 2012