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Basilia
46-year-old Basilia lives together with her partner, Juan, who is also the father of her seven children. She currently lives with only five of her children as the other two live independently. She owns her own home in the small village of Cumutay, in Huasahuasi district.

Basilia is a hard-working woman. She and her husband grow potatoes, peas, corn and gladioli. She says that her work requires a lot of commitment. Every day she patiently tends to her fields until harvest time. She also cares for her animals (cows, bulls, sheep and pigs). When it is time to gather her crops, Basilia sees the reward for all her hard work and, together with her family members, she fills heavy sacks with her natural products which she sells to the wholesalers who come from the city. Basilia also prepares food in the market in her district. Every Thursday and Sunday she transports her utensils and pans so that she can serve her regular customers. As she is an entrepreneurial woman, in the future she plans to grow her crops in larger quantities so that she can improve her profits. She especially intends to grow more peas because they are in demand every month of the year.

Basilia belongs to the 'Lindo Amanecer de Cumutay' community bank and this will be her tenth loan from MFP. She pledges to be very punctual in making her repayments. She is happy with the work of her community bank because all the members are supportive. With your support, Basilia will buy a sack of pea seeds and will use the remainder of her money to buy two sacks of fertilizers to ensure the growth of her crops.
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Basilia tiene 46 años, vive en su casa al lado de su pareja y padre de sus 7 hijos: Juan; pero solo vive con 5 de sus hijos ya que los otros 2 son independientes. Su casa es propia y se ubica en el caserío de Cumutay, distrito de Huasahuasi. Basilia es una mujer trabajadora, siembra junto a su esposo papa, arveja, maíz y flores de gladiolo, y aunque afirma que el trabajo debe ser muy dedicado, durante todos los días vigila con paciencia sus campos, hasta la espera de la cosecha, mientras cuida a sus animales como: vacas, toros, ovejas y cerdos. Y cuando llega el tiempo para recoger toda su buena producción observa la recompensa a todo su esfuerzo, y carga junto a sus familiares todos los pesados sacos con los productos naturales, que vende a regulares precios a los mayoristas que vienen de la ciudad. Así también prepara comida en la feria de su distrito. Todos los jueves y domingo traslada sus utensilios y ollas para atender a sus clientes recurrentes. Y como es una mujer emprendedora para el futuro tiene planeado sembrar en mayor cantidad para mejorar sus ganancias, especialmente arvejas ya que la demanda se mantiene en cada mes del año. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Lindo amanecer de Cumutay” y este sería su préstamo número 10 con MFP, donde promete que será muy puntual en el pago de sus cuotas, además está contenta con el trabajo en su banco comunal por la solidaridad de sus miembros. Basilia de recibir su apoyo; comprará una bolsa de semillas de arvejas y con lo restante comprará 2 sacos de fertilizantes para asegurar su crecimiento.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 116
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  • $56,074,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Basilia to buy one sack of pea seeds and two sacks of fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 1, 2012
Listed
Mar 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012