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Edgar
Edgar is 34 years old and has been with his spouse, with whom he has 2 children, ages 9 and 7, for 12 years. This family lives in the warmth of their own home in the district of Palcamayo. Thanks to his abilities and skill, Edgar has known how to carry out his activities with great efficacy.

As a child, he learned how to work the land at the side of his parents. Currently, he has potato, olluco and oca (Peruvian tubers) crops. At harvest time, his product sells very well at the wholesale market in Tarma.

He also has 250 heads of sheep and some cows. With these animals, he was able to start a business selling meat. “For each fair, I butcher 2 sheep and sell their meat, head, hide, and the hooves and giblets,” he comments, adding that his business’ profits hinge on capturing repeat customers. To facilitate both activities, Edgar counts on a small truck that he uses to transfer his crops, animals and other products.

Increasing his tuber production is one of his goals, as well as opening meat sales stalls at the market in Tarma, which is why he continues to work arduously. This would be his 15th loan with MFP and, as he has done all this time, he commits to being punctual with his loan payments. “Looking Towards a Better Future” is the name of his cooperative bank and, concurrently, one of his goals.

He will invest 50% of the funds into buying organic fertilizer for his potato crops, and the other 50% to buy sheep meat to resell at a higher price.
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Edgar de 34 años, hace 12 años convive con su pareja, con quien tiene 2 hijos de 9 y 7 años. Esta familia habita en la calidez de un hogar propio en el distrito de Palcamayo. Gracias a su habilidad y destreza, Edgar ha sabido desenvolverse con eficacia en las actividades que realiza.
Desde niño aprendió a labrar la tierra junto a sus padres. En la actualidad cuenta con sembríos de papa, olluco y oca. Los que al cosechar vende satisfactoriamente en el mercado mayorista de Tarma.
Así también posee 250 cabezas de ganado ovino, y algunas vacas. Con estos animales pudo iniciar su negocio de venta de carne de carnero. “Para cada feria sacrifico 2 carneros, vendo su carne, la cabeza, el pellejo, las patas y la menudencia”, comenta, agregando que la rentabilidad de su trabajo radica en la captación de clientes concurrentes. Para facilitar ambas actividades, Edgar cuenta con una camioneta, la que emplea para el traslado de sus cosechas, animales, y demás productos. Incrementar su producción de tubérculos es una de sus metas, y paralelamente abrir puestos de carne en el mercado de Tarma, para ello continua con su ardua labor. Éste sería su préstamo número 15 de MFP, como lo hizo en todo este tiempo, se compromete a ser puntual en el pago de sus cuotas. “Mirando hacia un futuro mejor”, es el nombre de su banco comunal y a la vez uno de sus objetivos.
Invertirá el 50% del dinero en la compra de abonos orgánicos para su siembra de papas, y el otro 50% para la adquisición de carnes de carnero las que revenderá a mayor precio.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 106
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  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Edgar buy sacks of organic fertilizer and sheep meat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 11, 2011
Listed
Nov 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012