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Epifania
Epifania is 66 years old and a gentle grandma. She lives with her elderly mom and her granddaughter in their own house located in the Palcamayo-Tarma area. Epifania is a woman like few others; an example for others and courageous. At her age, she continues working in farming. "Back when I was 20 years old, I was already helping my parents farming", she notes. In all this time she has had both good experiences and several disappointments, but nothing compared to the death of her daughter at 33 years old. For this reason, she has great love for her granddaughter who was orphaned.

She has the strength required to grow lima beans, peas, spinach, carrots, lettuce and other vegetables. However, she always needs more hands, so she hires workers to streamline her activities. She also works looking after small animals such as guinea-pigs, hens, a ram and donkeys, which she raises so that she can sell them at a later point to butchers and neighbors in her area. She now wants to keep up her strength to continue moving ahead. She is saving what's necessary and looking after her mother who can't hear very well.

This will be the sixth loan that she has received from MFP, and so she agrees to be punctual in her monthly repayments. She belongs to the “Patrón San Cristóbal” ["Patron St. Christopher"] communal bank, and mentions that she is grateful to share the same interests in succeeding and wroking with hre fellow-members.

Epifania will put the money towards the purchase of cans of spinach and carrot seeds, as the months of March and April are when sowing starts for these crops. A small percentage of the money will be to acquire bags of organic fertilizer.
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Epifania de 66 años es una tierna abuelita. Vive con su anciana madre y su nieta, en una casa propia ubicada en la localidad de Palcamayo – Tarma. Epifania es una mujer como pocas, ejemplar y de coraje. A su edad continúa dedicándose a la agricultura. “Desde que tenía 20 años ya sembraba ayudando a mis padres”, cuenta. En todo este tiempo ha vivido buenas experiencias y algunas decepciones, pero nada comparado con la muerte de su hija a sus 33 años. Por eso cuida con mucho amor a su nieta que quedo en la orfandad.
Tiene la fuerza necesaria para sembrar habas, arvejas, espinacas, zanahorias, lechugas y otras hortalizas. Pero siempre necesita de más personal, por eso contrata peones para agilizar las faenas. Además se dedicarse al cuidado de animales menores como: cuyes, gallinas, carnero y burros, los que enseba para luego venderlos a los carniceros y vecinos de su localidad. Ahora ella desea mantener las fuerzas para seguir adelante, ahorrar lo necesario y cuidar de su madre que ya no puede oír muy bien. Éste sería su crédito número 6 que recibiría de MFP, por eso se compromete en ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas mensuales. Pertenece al banco comunal “Patrón San Cristóbal”, menciona que le agrada compartir los mismos intereses de superación y trabajo con sus socios. Epifania destinará el dinero en la compra de latas de semillas de espinacas y zanahorias, ya que los meses de marzo y abril inician las siembras. Un pequeño porcentaje del dinero será para adquirir bolsas de abonos orgánicos.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 55
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  • $55,923,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Epifania to purchase spinach seeds, carrot seeds, and sacks of manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 20, 2012
Listed
Apr 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012