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Yolinda
Yolanda is 20, and has been living with her partner, Javier, 24, for three years. They have a two year-old daughter named Maybet. This young family lives in their own home in the settlement of San Juan, in Huasahuasi district.

At a young age, she learned to work the land. She and Javier have their own land, and there they grow potatoes and "criollo" variety green peas. They take their harvest to the wholesale market in the city of Tarma. They also make cheeses, using ingredients such as milk, lamb rennet, and salt. Every two weeks they sell 20 cheeses, that they sell in their community for six soles, and for ten soles in Tarma.

Both activities benefit her. The plants take five months to harvest, and in the meantime, she is earning other income from selling cheese. In addition, Javier works as laborer on other people's farms, and earns 25 soles a day.

Yolinda says that her family has many years ahead, so she hopes to increase her business, expanding her production of potatoes and green peas, and attracting more customers.

This would be her 12th loan with MFP. In the past she has made her payments on time, and intends to do so now also. Regarding her communal bank, she says she feels happy and supported.

The loan money will be used to buy organic fertilizers for the April harvest, in which she will invest approximately 1,500 soles. With the remainder, she will pay for laborers.
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Yolinda tiene 20 años, hace 3 años que convive con Javier de 24 años. Ambos ya tienen una hija de 2 años llamada Maybet. Esta joven familia vive en un hogar propio en el anexo de San Juan, distrito de Huasahuasi. A su corta edad, aprendió a trabajar la tierra. Ella y Javier cuentan con terrenos propios, en ellos siembran papas y arvejas de la variedad “criolla”, cosecha que lleva al mercado mayorista de la ciudad de Tarma.
Así también se dedica a la elaboración de quesos, para ello utiliza suministros como: leche, cuajo de carnero y sal. A la quincena está ofreciendo 20 quesos los que vende a 6 soles en su comunidad y a 10 soles en la ciudad de Tarma. Comenta que ambas actividades le son favorables, por que para mientras la siembra espera como 5 meses para la cosecha, ya va obteniendo otros ingresos con la venta de quesos.
Además Javier trabaja como operario en terrenos agrícolas ajenos, de los que cobra 25 soles al día.
Yolinda, menciona que su familia aun tiene que vivir mucho, por ello espera crecer con su negocio, ampliar su producción de papas y arvejas, contactar más clientes, etc. Éste sería su préstamo número 12 de MFP, anteriormente fue puntual con sus pagos, y ahora también piensa serlo. Con respecto a su banco comunal, manifiesta sentirse contenta y respaldada. El dinero del crédito lo destinará en la compra de fertilizantes orgánicos para la cosecha del mes de abril, en el cual invertirá 1500 soles aproximadamente y con lo restante pagará los servicios de operarios.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Yolinda to buy sacks of organic fertilizer, and hire laborers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 31, 2011
Listed
Nov 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 16, 2012