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Nicanor
Nicanor is 57 years old and married with Natividad, the mother of their 9 children. Only 4 still live with them; the remainder are independent and now have families of their own. His family lives together in their own house, located in the annex of Yanama in the Palca district of Tarma. For more than 30 years, Nicanor has been farming. He learned the trade from his parents. Thanks to his skill in agricultural work, he managed to acquire his own fields. “I sow potatoes, green peas, 'olluco' [an Incan tuber, like potatoes], lettuce, carrots, and gladiolas, everything, because in this manner, I have income to cover expenses all year,” he commented confidently.

Nicanor sells his harvests almost all year round -- this is the advantage of planting constantly. He transports his harvests to the wholesale market in the city of Tarma. During the months of January, February, and March, potatoes are in great demand in the city of Lima and Nicanor travels there frequently. The same occurs in May and November, when he sells gladiolas.

Nicanor raises cattle as well. Thanks to his milk cows, he also makes cheeses and sells milk. He is content to live in the countryside, despite the cold and the intense rains that make his work difficult.

This is his 8th loan through MFP, and Nicanor assures us that the monthly payments will be made punctually. He awaits this help in order to achieve his objectives. Nicanor belongs to “Los Manantiales de [The Fountains of] Yanama” communal bank. He is very satisfied to work with such responsible and supportive people. He will invest the money in purchasing 3 bags of green pea seeds; the remainder will be used to acquire fertilizers.
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Nicanor tiene 57 años; está casado con Natividad, la madre de sus 9 hijos, pero solo vive con 4 de ellos, ya que los demás son independientes y ya tienen familia propia. Esta familia vive unida en una casa propia ubicada en el anexo de Yanama, distrito de Palca – Tarma. Hace más de 30 años que se dedica a la agricultura. Esta actividad se la inculcaron sus padres. Gracias su destreza en el trabajo en el campo consiguió adquirir terrenos propios. “Siembro papa, arveja, olluco, lechugas, zanahoria, gladiolo, de todo, porque así ya tengo para los gastos de todo el año”, comenta confiado.
Comercializa sus productos casi todo el año, esa es la ventaja de sembrar constantemente. Traslada sus cosechas hasta el mercado mayorista de la ciudad de Tarma. Pero en los meses de enero, febrero y marzo, la papa tiene gran demanda en la ciudad de Lima, por eso viaja frecuentemente. Lo mismo sucede en mayo y noviembre con la venta de flores de gladiolos. Nicanor también se dedica a la ganadería. Gracias a sus vacas lecheras prepara quesos y vende leche. Está contento de vivir en el campo, a pesar del frío y las intensas lluvias que dificultan su trabajo. Éste su crédito número 8 con MFP, asegura que será puntual el pago de las cuotas mensuales. Espera de su apoyo para lograr sus objetivos. Pertenece al banco comunal “Los Manantiales de Yanama”. Se siente bien trabajando con personas responsables y solidarias.
Invertirá el dinero en la compra de 3 bolsas de semillas de arvejas, lo restante será para adquirir abonos.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
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  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Nicanor purchase 3 bags of green pea seeds plus sacks of fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 20, 2012
Listed
Apr 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012