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Edith
Edith, 22, has been sharing her life with Adán for the last 8 years; they have three children who are 7, 5, and 2 years old. This happy family lives in the indigenous community of Alto San Pablo de Shaoriato in Pichanaki Province in Chanchamayo.

Edith grew up in the countryside. She watched her parents work the land and that’s how she learned to develop easily in her own land. She now has two parcels of farmable land where she grows coffee and ginger. Each of these products is very well cared for by her and by Adán. They both divide their time up between weeding, fertilizing and harvesting their crops.

When it is harvest time and work is more intense she has to hire staff to make it go more quickly. Once harvested, she transports her products to the city of Pichanaki to be sold by the kilo, can or case. Buyers there already know her.

“In a year, 1000 kilos of ginger is produced and I sell it for 2 soles a kilo; it is profitable but one has to clean it always,” she comments. She’s happy because she’s concerned about organic production and she hopes to multiply production. To do so, she must lease or buy more land. Those are her immediate goals.

This will be the first time Edith will get an MFP loan and she states that she will be responsible with her installment payments. She’s a member of the “Los Norionkis de Alto San Pablo” communal bank that she feels happy and hopeful about.

She will use the money to pay day laborers to clean her coffee and ginger crops; in addition she’ll buy food to feed them.
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Edith de 22 años, hace 8 años comparte su vida con Adán, con quien tiene 3 hijos de 7, 5 y 2 años de edad. Está feliz familia vive en la comunidad nativa Alto San Pablo de Shaoriato, distrito de Pichanaki, provincia de Chanchamayo. Edith creció en el campo. Vio a sus padres trabajar la tierra y por eso aprendió a desenvolverse con facilidad en sus propios terrenos. Ahora ella cuenta con 2 parcelas de terrenos cultivables, ahí siembra café y kión. Cada uno de estos productos es muy bien cuidado por ella y Adán. Ambos distribuyen su tiempo para dedicarse a la limpieza, abonamiento, y cosecha de sus cultivos.
Cuando es época de cosecha el trabajo es más intenso y tiene que contratar personal para apresurarlo. Una vez cosechado, traslada sus productos hacia la ciudad de Pichanaki y los ofrece por kilos, latas o cajones. Ahí los compradores ya la conocen.
“Al año el kión vota 1000 kilos y lo vendo a 2 soles el kilo, si es rentable, solo hay que limpiarlo siempre”, comenta. Ella está contenta ya que se preocupa por la producción orgánica, y espera multiplicar su producción, para ello deberá alquilar o comprar terrenos. Esas son metas más próximas. Sería la primera vez que Edith obtendría un préstamo de MFP, por eso manifiesta ser responsable con el pago de las cuotas. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Los Norionkis de alto San Pablo”, del que siente contenta y esperanzada. Invertirá el dinero en el pago de jornaleros para que limpien sus cultivos de café y kión. Además comprará los alimentos para atenderlos en las jornadas.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Edith to hire day laborers and to buy food for them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2011
Listed
Jan 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012