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Sebastiana
Sebastiana is 42 years old. For the last 20 years, she has been united in life with Félix, the father of her two children: Miguel, aged 19 and Doris, aged 17. She lives contentedly, surrounded by her family in their own house, which is located in the village of Yanama Alto, in the district of Palca-Tarma.

Sebastiana works in agriculture, which is the principal economic activity of the region. When she began living with Félix, she began growing peas and potatoes in all their varieties. “As there's been good production, I've need to be constantly on the farmland", she says. She also raises animals, such as sheep and four cows who she looks after carefully as they provide milk. With the acquisition of her sheep and her cows' milk, she can earn a little extra income for her household.

Félix works with her on these arduous tasks, which is why their results are stronger and their sales are better channeled. He goes to the city of Lima to sell their products at wholesale.

With the strength and firmness which characterizes her, Sebastiana continues working doing what she enjoys, agriculture, to increase her sales, and earn more savings.

This will be her second loan with MFP, so she agrees to make her monthly repayments punctually. “Los Manantiales de Yanama” ["The Springs of Yanama"] is the name of her communal bank. She is happy to be part of a group of people whose objectives are similar.

Sebastiana will invest the money in purchasing two bags of seeds for 1,200 soles. The remainder will be used to purchase bags of farmyard manure.
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Sebastiana de 42 años. Hace 20 años unió su vida a Félix, el padre de sus 2 hijos: Miguel de 19 y Doris de 17 años. Ella vida contenta rodeada de su familia en una casa propia ubicada en el caserío de Yanama Alto, distrito de Palca – Tarma. Sebastiana se dedica a la agricultura, que es la principal actividad económica del lugar. Desde que empezó a convivir con Félix empezó a sembrar arvejas y papas en todas sus variedades. “Para que haya buena producción se tiene que estar constante en la chacra (terreno de cultivo)”, dice. También cría animales, como ovejas y 4 vacas a las que cuida mucho, ya que le brindan leche. Con la adquisición de sus ovejas y la leche de sus vacas, puede tener un ingreso extra al hogar.
Félix trabaja junto con ella en estas arduas tareas, por eso sus resultados son mayores y sus ventas mejor canalizadas. De esa manera llegó hasta la ciudad de Lima para comercializar sus productos al por mayor.
Con la fuerza y firmeza que la caracteriza seguirá trabajando en lo que el gusta: la agricultura, para aumentar sus ventas y generar más ahorros. Éste sería su crédito número 2 que recibiría de MFP, por eso se compromete en pagar con puntualidad las cuotas mensuales. “Los Manantiales de Yanama”, es el nombre de su banco comunal, se siente contenta de formar parte de un grupo de personas cuyos objetivos son similares.
Sebastiana invertirá el dinero en la compra de 2 bolsas de semillas con 1200 soles; lo restante será destinado a la compra de bolsas de guano de corral y granja.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 87
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  • $55,985,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Sebastiana to purchase two bags of pea seeds, and sacks of farmyard manure.
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