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Epifanio
Sixty-one year old Epifanio is a special man. He lives with his beloved wife Reina, whom he married 35 years ago. They have 7 children, but only one lives with them, Franck, whom they look after lovingly in their own house located in the small village of Santa Cruz – Acostambo. He is an exemplary man. He had to start working the land from the age of 18. He also bought and sold cattle. As time went by, he started and raised a family, of which he feels proud today. He grows potatoes, barley, broad beans, quinoa, peas and other vegetables. “I’ve still to grow lentils”, he comments friendlily. Over the years, he acquired experience and ability for business, so much so, that he was able to buy his own farming land. He did not stop breeding animals, however. He has several cows that produce milk for sale. This way he obtains some extra money, as well as feeding his family with some of it. This is his fifteenth loan with MFP and he is happy to know that he will receive financial support and will be able to carry on with his work. He promises to pay the installments on time. He likes being part of the association because all its members are responsible and supportive.
If he gets the loan, Epifanio will use the money to buy several bags of natural fertilizers to use on his potato and barley crops.
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Epifanio, de 61 años; es un hombre singular. Vive en compañía de su amada esposa, Reina, con quien se caso desde hace 35 años. Ambos tienen 7 hijos pero solo viven con uno de ellos, Franck, al que cuidan con mucho amor en su casa propia, ubicada en el caserío de Santa Cruz – Acostambo. Él es un hombre ejemplar. Desde que tubo 18 años comenzó a trabajar la tierra y producirla, también se dedicaba al negocio de compra y venta de ganado. Con tiempo formó su familia, de la que hoy se siente orgulloso. Desde entonces dedicó su tiempo a sembrar papa, cebada, habas, quinua, alverja y demás hortalizas. “Solo falta que produzca lentejas”, cometa con simpatía. Pues en todo este tiempo adquirió la experiencia y destreza en los negocios tanto así que pudo comprase sus propios terrenos agrícolas. Pero no dejó de criar animales, posee numerosas vacas, de las cuales extrae leche para comercializarlo, de esa manera obtiene un dinero extra además de alimentar a su familia con ella. Este es el décimo quinto préstamo con MFP y está contento de saber, que tendrá apoyo financiero, ya que se sentirá seguro de avanzar con su trabajo Por otro lado promete cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas. Además le agrada ser parte de su asociación porque todos sus integrantes son personas responsables y muy solidarias.
Epifanio, de recibir su apoyo; invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de varios sacos de fertilizantes naturales para esparcir entre sus cultivos de papa y cebada.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 39
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  • $55,833,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Epifanio to buy several bags of fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 10, 2012
Listed
Jan 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012