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Christian
Christian, 28 years old, lives with Monica with whom he has 2 children aged 10 years and 2 months. This family lives in their own house in Villa María Alto Yurinaki, an indigenous community in the Chanchamayo Province.

Christian is a businessman and a very hard worker. He does agricultural work on his 3 parcels of land, growing coffee, plantains, and cassava. Plantains are much sought after in the region around Villa María due to its good soil and mild climate. So every two weeks Christian harvests 20 "arrobas" ["arroba" is a unit of measure equal to 24-36 pounds depending on the region], which he sells with great success in the city of Pichanaki.

He likes his work because he is more independent and especially because his own efforts determine his income. To facilitate his work he hires personnel who help him to build up the soil around the plants, remove weeds, and plant his crops, mainly the coffee. When he finds himself in some economic tight spot, the plantain and cassava always get him through, since they are biweekly while the coffee is annual. He wants to plant more produce for the next month, and to do so he will rent land from neighbors or friends.

This will be the first loan that Christian has received from MFP. He takes responsibility for being punctual in making his payments. He is happy to belong to "Los Productores Yaneshas" communal bank. On obtaining the money, he will be able to purchase bags of fertilizer for his coffee plants and will pay for the services of the farm workers who will support him in the arduous work.
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Christian de 28 años convive con Mónica con quien tiene 2 hijos de 10 años y una pequeño de 2 meses de nacido. Esta familia vive en una casa propia en la comunidad nativa Villa María Alto Yurinaki, provincia de Chanchamayo. Christian es un hombre de negocios y muy trabajador. Se dedica a la agricultura en sus 3 parcelas de terrenos siembra café, plátanos y yuca. En la zona de Villa María el plátano es muy solicitado por las bondades de sus tierras y climas. Es así que cada quincena Christian cosecha 20 arrobas, las que vende con éxito en la ciudad de Pichanaki. A él le gusta su trabajo, por ser más independiente y sobretodo porque sus ingresos dependen de su propio esfuerzo. Para agilizar su trabajo contrata personal que le ayuden a posear (acumular tierra alrededor de las plantas), desyerbar y sembrar sus cultivos, principalmente en el café. Cuando tiene alguna urgencia económica, el plátano y las yucas siempre lo sacan de apuros, por ser quincenal, mientras que el café es anual. El piensa sembrar más productos para el próximo mes, para eso alquilará terrenos de vecinos o amigos. Sería la primera vez que Christian accedería a un préstamo de MFP. Se responsabiliza de ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas. Se siente contento de pertenecer al banco comunal “Los Productores Yaneshas”. De obtener el dinero, podrá comprar bolsas de abonos para su cafetal y pagará los servicios de los jornaleros quienes apoyarán en la ardua labor.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Christian to purchase bags of manure and to hire farm workers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2011
Listed
Jan 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012