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Felix
Félix, 43, lives with Carmen; they have six children whose ages range between 20 and 3 years. This large family lives in their own house located in the indigenous community of Pachacutec in Chanchamayo Province. Félix is a man who works tirelessly; he has no alternative. His desire to get ahead for his family’s wellbeing is his main motivating factor.

Thus he grows coffee and achiote on his one and a half parcels of farmland. Once harvested, he transports his products to the city of Pichanaki where he sells the fruit at retail in a stand he sets up in the market. “When there is luck, buyers come to Pachacutec and take the merchandise,” Félix mentions, pointing out as one of his inconveniences how tedious it is to have to transport his products to the city.

His wife helps him with his work in addition to caring for the home; she dedicates some of her time to work in the field. His children also contribute their energy to make the work easier; many times the money that would have gone to pay laborers was saved thanks to being able to work with them.

Félix hopes to buy more land to increase production. This would be the first time he gets an MFP loan and he commits to be punctual with his installment payments. “Los Claveles de Pachacutec” (Pachacutec Carnations) is the name of his communal bank. He mentions that he will be constant and participative in the group activities.

Félix is proud that he uses no manure of any kind. Because of that, the money he gets will be used to pay labor costs for staff to clear his fields. In addition, he will buy seedlings to start a new plantation.
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Félix de 43 años, convive con Carmen con quien tiene a sus 6 hijos cuyas edades oscilan entre 20 y 3 años. Esta numerosa familia vive en una casa propia en la comunidad nativa de Pachacutec en la provincia Chanchamayo. Félix es un hombre que trabaja sin descanso, es que no tiene alternativa. Su anhelo de superación por el bienestar de su familia es su motor principal.
Es así que, en su parcela y media de terrenos de cultivo siembra café y achiote. Una vez cosechado traslada sus productos hacia la ciudad de Pichanaki, ahí vende los frutos al menudeo en un puesto de venta que instala en el mercado. “Cuando hay suerte los compradores vienen hacia Pachacutec y se llevan la mercadería”, menciona Félix, señalando como uno de sus inconvenientes lo tedioso que es movilizar su producción hacia la ciudad.
En el trabajo recibe la ayuda de su esposa quien además de cuidar su hogar, destina parte de su tiempo a las labores del campo. Sus hijos también aportan sus energías para agilizar el trabajo. Muchas veces se ahorró el dinero del pago a operarios por trabajar con ellos.
Félix anhela comprarse más terrenos para aumentar su producción. Sería la primera vez que él recibiría un crédito de MFP, por eso se compromete a ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas. “Los Claveles de Pachacutec” es el nombre de su banco comunal, menciona que será constante y participativo en las actividades del grupo.
Félix está orgulloso de no usar abonos de ninguna clase. Por eso el dinero que obtenga lo destinará en el pago de personal para la limpieza de sus tierras, además iniciará otra siembra de café comprando plantitas.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Felix to buy coffee plants and to hire day laborers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2011
Listed
Jan 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012