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Teofila
Teofila, 51, a happy woman, is married to Victor and they have 5 children: 28, 25, 20, 16 and 14, although only the 3 youngest still live with them. They have their own house in the Ricricán village, Palcamayo district. Teo is a tireless woman who despite her years, has lots of energy to work full-time in farming. She has planted potatoes and ollucos (indigenous Peruvian tuber) in her fields but these only earn her money in certain seasons of the year.

She also sells meats and vegetables in Chanchamayo. Teo has 50 sheep that she sells for their meat and parts. She buys the vegetables at the wholesale market and sells them retail in Chanchamayo. She has to travel to make these sales twice a week.
Teo is sure that at this pace she will be able to build her house in the center of Palcamayo but for now it will be constructed of rustic materials. She will do this for her children so that they will live closer to their schools. With your help, this will be her 15th loan with MFP. She promises to be punctual with her payments and she feels content with the communal bank because of the solidarity among the members.
She will use half the money to buy sacks of organic fertilier and the other half to purchase vegetables for the business.
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Teofila de 51 años, es una mujer felizmente casada con Víctor, con quien tiene 5 hijos de 28, 25, 20, 16 y 14 años. Teo y Víctor solo viven con los 3 menores en una casa propia en el caserío de Ricricán en el distrito de Palcamayo. Teo es una incansable mujer, a pesar de sus años, las fuerzas le sobran para dedicarse de lleno a la agricultura. En sus terrenos tiene sembrado papas y ollucos, los que le dan ingresos solo en algunas temporadas del año.
A su vez se desempeña como comerciante de carnes y verduras que expende en la ciudad de Chanchamayo. En el caso de las carnes, Teo cuenta con 50 carneros, los que sacrifica para su venta en carnes y derivados. Para las verduras tiene que comprar al por mayor del mercado mayorista para ofrecerlos al menudeo en la cuidad Chanchamayo. Para este negocio, tiene que viajar cada 2 veces a la semana.
A este ritmo, Teo está convencida que podrá construir su casa en el mismo centro del distrito de Palcamayo, por ahora de material rústico. Este acto lo hará por sus hijos para que estén más cercanos al centro de sus estudios. Con su apoyo, éste sería su préstamo número 15 de MFP. Se compromete a ser puntual en sus pagos. En cuanto a su banco comunal, menciona sentirse contenta por la solidaridad que encuentra en su grupo.
Invertirá la mitad del dinero en la compra de sacos de abonos orgánicos. Y la otra mitad en la compra de verduras para su negocio.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 96
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  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Teofila to buy sacks of organic fertilizer for the vegetables to supply her business.
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