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Manuel
Manuel is 56 years old. He has been married to Reyda for the last 28 years, and together they have four children of whom three are financially independent. Manuel lives in his own home with with his wife, his daughter and son-in-law, and two grandchildren.

Agriculture has been, and will be, the activity that keeps him and his family, and over the course of all these years he has learned the agriculture business. He grows potatoes of the "de color" and "única" varieties on the parcels of land on his property, as these are the types that are most requested. He also grows peas of the "super mejorada", "otrillo" and "rondo" varieties.

Working in the fields signifies more to Manuel than just a means of sustenance. It is a recreation, an art, a dedication. His plants are tended with love. He brings the same approach to his work buying and selling cattle, both bulls and cows. He puts the cattle to pasture and fattens them up, obtaining earnings of about 200 soles per head. At the same time, he sells the milk produced by his cows for either direct consumption, or for making cheese and other things.

Manuel sees himself working in agriculture until the end of his days. He wants to expand his farming lands and generate more earnings. "Here I was born, and here I will die", he tells us between laughs.

With your help, Manuel will receive his 13th loan with MFP, and so he agrees to be punctual with his repayments. “Santo Domingo de Tapo” is the name of his communal bank, in which he feels trust and confidence. He will invest the money from his loan in purchasing pea seeds and farmyard manure. He has allocated 370 soles for each 25 kilo bag. The remaining money will be used to pay for labor for sowing, tending and harvesting his land.
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Manuel de 56 años está casado con Reyda hace 28 años. Ambos tienen 4 hijos, de los cuales 3 son independientes. En su casa propia viven él y su esposa, su hija, su yerno y 2 nietos. La agricultura ha siso y será la actividad que lo mantendrá, a él y su familia, pues con todos estos años ha aprendido a negociar sus productos. En las parcelas de su propiedad, siembra papas de las variedades: “de color” y “única”, siendo éstas las más solicitadas. Además de arvejas de las variedades: “super mejorada”, “otrillo” y “rondo”. El trabajo del campo significa para Manuel, algo más que un sustento, es un entretenimiento, un arte, una dedicación. Sus plantas son cuidadas con cariño. Del mismo modo se dedica ala compra y venta de ganado vacuno: toros y vacas; los que pasta y engorda, obteniendo de ganancia alrededor de 200 soles por cabeza. A la vez vende la leche que sus vacas producen ya sea para el consumo directo para la elaboración de quesos y otros. Manuel se ve con la agricultura hasta el final de sus días, desea ampliar sus terrenos de producción y generar más ganancias. “Aquí nací y aquí moriré”, cuenta entre risas. Con su ayuda, Manuel accedería a su préstamo número 13 de MFP, por esa razón se compromete a ser puntual en el pago de sus cuotas. “Santo Domingo de Tapo” es el nombre de su banco comunal, del que siente respaldo y confianza. Invertirá el dinero del crédito en la compra de semillas de arvejas y abonos de granja. Ahí destinará como 370 soles por bolsa de 25 kilos. Confía en que le sobrará el dinero para pagar la mano de obra para el proceso de siembra, cultivo y cosecha de sus tierras.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 55
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,923,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Manuel to buy pea seeds, sacks of manure and to hire workers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 31, 2011
Listed
Nov 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 16, 2012