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Elias
Elías, 66, was widowed 4 years ago. He has 6 children who are now independent and live elsewhere. Elías lives in his own house in the “2 de Mayo” neighborhood in the district of Huasahuasi in the province of Tarma.

Elías works in agriculture. All of his life he’s been surrounded by crops and Andean products which gave him much satisfaction and worry. At his age, he’s still able to manage being a farmer. He sows peas, potatoes, corn and broad beans. He has to do this to harvest every month and that way make enough money cover his everyday costs.

From his potato plot, he harvests about 30 bags that he sells in the city of Huasahuasi to buyers he has lined up. From his pea crops, he harvests from 15 to 20 bags that he sells in the city of Tarma, as well as the corn and broad beans. That was how he was able to support his children, who come to visit him and help him with the work. He’s happy with his work, but he’s aware that, as the years go on his strength won’t be the same; that’s why he takes great pains to save money and work in groups. This would be his 8th loan with MFP and he promises to be punctual with his monthly payments. He’s part of the Communal Bank “Dos de Mayo” and feels satisfied and pleased by the work support.

With the loan, he’ll be able to buy 3 bags of pea seedlings and 10 bags of organic manure to guarantee the growth of the peas.
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Elías de 66 años es viudo hace 4 años. Tiene 6 hijos, pero ya son independientes y viven por su lado. Elías vive en una casa propia en el Barrio 2 de Mayo, en el distrito de Huasahuasi, provincia de Tarma. Elías se dedica ala agricultura. Toda su vida estuvo rodeado de cultivos y productos andinos que le dieron muchas satisfacciones como preocupaciones. A su edad todavía cuenta con las fuerzas necesarias para desenvolverse como un hombre del campo.
Él siembra arvejas, papas, maíz y habas. Tiene que hacer esto para que, cada mes coseche y obtenga los ingresos para solventar sus gastos cotidianos.
De sus parcelas de papas obtiene como 30 sacos, los que vende en la ciudad de Huasahuasi, a compradores ya conocidos. De sus cultivos de arvejas, cosecha de 15 a20 sacos y los vende en la ciudad de Tarma, al igual que el maíz y las habas. De esa manera, pudo mantener a sus hijos, que casi siempre vienen a visitarlo y ayudarlo en las labores. Está contento con sus labores, pero es consciente que, conforme pasen los años, sus fuerzas no serán las mismas, por eso se esmera en ahorrar y trabajar en grupo. Este sería su préstamo número 8 que obtendría de MFP, por eso se compromete a ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas mensuales. Pertenece al banco comunal “Dos de Mayo”, del que se siente satisfecho y complacido por el trabajo solidario.
Con el dinero del crédito podrá comprar 3 bolsas de semillas de arvejas y 10 bolsas de abonos orgánicos para garantizar su crecimiento.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Elias buy 3 bags of pea seedlings and 10 bags of manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 18, 2012
Listed
Feb 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 16, 2012