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Edis
Edis is 20 years old. At the age of 14 she started her life as wife and mother. She currently cares for her two children who are 4 and 6 years old alongside her partner. They live in a rustic house but located right in the indigenous community of San Pablo de Shaoriato. At her young age she’s learned how to keep and care for her home with various activities. One of them is farming. On land that her community assigned to her she grows ginger and coffee. “These products are the ones that generate the most income for me; the soil is good here and it’s advantageous for us,” she states.

From the two hectares she gets 20 loads of ginger that are transported to the city of Pichanaki in 20 trips. Although she only dedicates half a hectare to coffee she does very well. She also has a home-based store where she sells basic staple items and cold beverages that are well suited to the hot climate in the area.

Edis plans to improve her work as a merchant contacting buyers in different zones as well as expanding the store. This way she’ll remodel her home providing more rooms for her children.

This will be her first MFP loan and the first time she’s been associated with a communal bank. She commits to be punctual and constant both with the financial institution and with her group. She will use the money to hire personnel to weed and harvest the ginger fields and she’ll also buy organic manure for the coffee.
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Edis tiene 20 años de edad. A los 14 años inició su vida como madre y esposa. Actualmente cuida de sus 2 hijos de 6 y 4 años, al lado de su pareja. Ellos viven en una casa rústica pero propia en la comunidad nativa San Pablo de Shaoriato. A su corta edad, ha aprendido como mantener y cuidar su hogar, con distintas actividades. Una de ellas es la agricultura. En los terrenos que su comunidad le asignó siembra kión y café. “Estos productos son los que más ingresos me genera, aquí la tierra es buena y nos conviene”, manifiesta.
En dos hectáreas obtiene 20 cargas de kión, es decir traslada estos frutos a la ciudad de Pichanaki, en 20 viajes. Mientras que solo media hectárea destina al café, y le va muy bien. Así también, cuenta con un negocio instalado en su hogar, una bodega en la que expende productos de primera necesidad y bebidas frías que viene bien por el clima caluroso de la zona. Edis, piensa mejorar su labor de comerciante contactando compradores de distintas zonas, así como ampliar su negocio. De esa manera remodelará su hogar y construirá más cuartos para sus hijos. Éste sería su primer préstamo de MFP, y es la primera vez que se asocia a un banco comunal. Se compromete a ser constante y puntual tanto con la entidad financiera y su grupo. Invertirá el dinero en la contrata de personal para la limpieza y cosecha de las parcelas de kiones. Además comprará abonos orgánicos para el café.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
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  • $55,238,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Edis to hire laborers and to buy sacks of organic manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 8, 2011
Listed
Nov 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012