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Blas
Blas, who is 48 years old, has lived with Dionica for 12 years. Together they have a son who is 9 years old, and they live in their own house in the district of Palcamayo. Blas is a hard-working man. He offers transportation services thanks to his vehicle, traveling on the Palcamayo-Tarma route. "The fare per person is 3.50 PEN, and I carry four people. Along the way, more people get on, and I earn 30 PEN per trip. It is very profitable work," he mentions.

But the activity that fills him with enthusiasm is agriculture. He has learned to apportion his cultivated land to produce potatoes, olluco (a root vegetable), barley, and oats, which he sells satisfactorily in the wholesale market in the city of Tarma. Thanks to the variety of his crops, he was able to contact buyers from the city of Lima, where he travels frequently to sell 20 sacks of olluco per trip. "In Lima it is profitable to sell olluco. For that reason I invest more," he clarifies.

With time he is thinking of expanding his plantings of olluco and potatoes, since he knows how to sell them. For this reason he also buys and sells vegetables and root crops. This will be the 15th loan that he will obtain from MFP. Because of that, he promises to be punctual in his monthly payments. With regard to his community bank, he recognizes that working as a team is the most important thing to grow as a community or group. He will invest the money in the purchase of organic fertilizer to fertilize his lands, as well as seeds for potatoes and olluco.
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Blas de 48 años de edad, convive con Dionicia hace 12 años. Ambos tienen un hijo de 9 años y viven en una casa propia en el distrito de Palcamayo.
Blas es un hombre trabajador. Se dedica al servicio de transporte gracias a ala movilidad con la que cuenta, recorriendo la ruta de Palcamayo – Tarma, “el pasaje por persona es de 3.50 soles y por viaje llevo 4 personas y en trayecto suben más personas, y gano por viaje 30 soles, es un trabajo muy rentable”, menciona.
Pero la actividad que lo apasiona es la agricultura. Ha sabido distribuir sus terrenos de cultivo para producir papas, ollucos, cebada y avena. Los que vende satisfactoriamente en el mercado mayorista de la ciudad de Tarma. Gracias a la variedad de sus cosechas pudo contactar con compradores de la ciudad de Lima, lugar donde viaja con frecuencia para comercializar 20 sacos de ollucos por viaje. “En Lima es rentable vender el olluco, por eso invierto más”, aclara.
Con el tiempo piensa ampliar sus sembríos de olluco y papas, ya que sabe como negociarlos, por esa razón también se dedica a la compra y venta de verduras y tubérculos. Sería su préstamo número 15 el que obtendría de MFP, por ello se compromete a ser puntual en el pago de las mensualidades. En cuanto a su banco comunal, reconoce que el trabajo en equipo es el más importante para crecer como comunidad o grupo. Invertirá el dinero en la compra de abonos orgánicos para fertilizar sus tierras, así también semillas de papas y ollucos.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Blas to buy sacks of organic fertilizer and seeds for potatoes and olluco.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 11, 2011
Listed
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012