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Victor
Víctor is 57, and a hard-working, enterprising man, besides being warm and friendly. He is married to Alicia, who is a housewife. He lives with his wife and one of his children, who is 22, as the other two are on their own.

Victor is a farmer, and has a six-hectare piece of land, of which he uses three hectares for growing yuca. Once the product is harvested, he sells it in the Lima markets, as well as in other markets in his area. He has hired four workers, whom he pays the amount of 20 nuevos soles for each day of work.

He likes what he does, because he likes to work in the countryside. He says that he got started in this business because he needed a trade, and as he already had the basic knowledge, he put it into practice. As well, he has electricity in his rural home, so they feel more comfortable.

His plan is to increase his income by setting up a store in his house, so that his wife can look after it. This will be his fifth loan with MFP. He feels thankful to receive the financial support for reaching his objectives.

He also says that he is comfortable with the work of his communal bank, as he considers its members to be responsible people.

With the amount of 3,000 nuevos soles that he has applied for, he will buy assorted groceries for launching his new store that his wife will run.
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Víctor, de 57 años de edad, es un hombre trabajador y emprendedor, además de ser amable y cordial, esta casado con Alicia quien es ama de casa. Vive en compañía de su esposa y de uno de sus hijos de 22 años ya que los otros dos son independientes. La actividad que realiza Víctor es la agricultura contando con un terreno de 6 hectáreas y del cual utiliza 3 hectáreas cultivando yuca. Producto que una vez cosechado es comercializado en el mercados de Lima y así como a otros mercados de su localidad. Tiene a su cargo 4 peones, a quienes paga por día trabajado un monto de 20 nuevos soles. Le gusta su actividad porque le gusta trabajar en el campo, comenta que se inició en ésta actividad por la necesidad de tener un oficio y como ya tenía conocimientos básicos lo puso en práctica. Asimismo en su casa de campo cuenta con luz eléctrica por lo que se sienten más cómodo. Su plan es ampliar sus ingresos económicos poniendo una bodega en su casa, para que su esposa pueda atenderlo. Este será el préstamo número 5 con la institución MFP, se siente agradecido por el apoyo financiero para lograr alcanzar sus objetivos. Además comenta estar a gusto con el trabajo de su banco comunal, pues considera a sus miembros ser personas responsables. Con el monto solicitado de 3000 nuevos soles lo invertirá en la compra de abarrotes en general para implementar su nueva bodega donde atenderá su esposa.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 122
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  • $55,277,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Victor to buy basic household products to stock his grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 24, 2011
Listed
Dec 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012