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Santos Manuel

Update on Santos Manuel

Santos is 53 years old, and lives with his wife and two children. The home where they currently live is located in the CP-2 Cólera village, in the district of Tambogrande. This district is part of the Piura province, which is located about 3 hours away from the city of Chiclayo. Santos lives in the rural part of this district; it is progressing somewhat, but for now they they only have basic electrical service.

Santos lives in a distinctly farming and livestock area, which is not foreign to him as this is his principal economic activity. Santos has 4.37 hectares of farmland where he grows good quality limes and mangoes for export. He has spent much of his life working in this activity, as he inherited his farmland from his parents. As an additional activity, his wife helps meet the family's basic needs by raising and selling farmyard animals. The good relationship that they have between themselves as family has been generated by always maintaining unity in in their businesses and life-projects.

Santos, on seeing his harvest of products for export, has clear objectives which are fixed: to greatly improve the quality of his products to reach better markets. This is why he is requesting a loan from Edpyme Alternativa for the sum of 2,300 new soles for the purchase of fertilizers and manure for his plantations.

Santos and his family are people who are very respected and valued for everything that they have done to help out their neighbors in the village where they live.
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Santos de 53 años de edad, vive con su esposa y con sus 2 hijos, su casa en la que actualmente viven está ubicada en el Caserío CP-2 Cólera, Distrito de Tambogrande, distrito que pertenece a la provincia a de Piura la cual esta ubicada a unas 3 horas de la ciudad de Chiclayo. Cliente vive en la parte rural de este distrito el cual poco esta progresando por lo que por ahora solo cuenta con servicio básico de energía eléctrica.

Santos vive en una zona netamente agrícola y ganadera por lo que él no es ajeno a esta actividad siendo su principal actividad económica, Santos cuenta con 4.37 has de terreno agrícola, los cuales están sembrados de limón y de mango de buena calidad, según nos refieren son productos de exportación, a esta actividad se viene dedicando gran parte de su vida debido a que son terrenos heredados de sus padres, y como actividad adicional su esposa apoya a la canasta familiar criando y vendiendo animales de corral, la buena relación que existe entre ellos como familia es que ha generado que siempre se mantengan unidos en sus negocios y sus proyectos de vida.

Santos en vista de que cosecha productos de exportación tiene objetivos claros los cuales están fijados en mejorar mucho mas la calidad de sus productos para obtener mejores mercados, por lo que esta solicitando un crédito a Edpyme Alternativa por un monto de 2300 Nuevos Soles para la compra de fertilizantes y abonos para sus plantaciones.

Santos y su familia son personas muy respetadas y valoradas por lo mucho que han apoyado a los vecinos del caserío en el que viven.

Previous Loan Details

Santos, 53, lives with his family in a house that he owns--a house that just has electricity--in a rural part of Tambogrande, a district in the Peruvian "departamento" of Piura. The local people make a living from farming, livestock-rearing and traditional crafts. Santos is a farmer. He grow... More from Santos Manuel's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 131
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,895,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Santos Manuel to purchase fertilizers for his lime and mango plantations.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012