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Rebeca
Rebeca, aged 35, is a single mother. She lives with her 3-year-old son Antony. Her home is her own, and is located in the annexed area of Purhuaracra in the district of San Pedro de Cajas – Tarma.

Rebeca is a women who works in agriculture. With the strength and courage that characterizes her, she has been able to build her home and acquire some goods, as she has worked in agriculture since she was a teenager.

"I grow everything: carrots, spinach, garlic, lettuce, lima beans, potatoes, and alfalfa. Sales have been going well for me", she comments. But what she likes most is selling alfalfa because of its speedy growth and the fact it requires little investment. Once she harvests the alfalfa, she packs it up and sells it in her own district, as the livestock farmers in her area want alfalfa to feed their cows, rams, guinea-pigs, rabbits, etc. She gets 40 to 60 packs of alfalfa from each harvest, and sells them at 6 soles each, which is why she has seven parcels of lands which only produce alfalfa. The seeds are cheap; each kilo costs 40 soles. Rebeca succeeds in running her business well and in an intelligent manner, which provides a better quality of life for her young son, who she mentions is her biggest inspiration.

This will be her fourth loan from MFP, so she agrees to be punctual in her monthly repayments. She belongs to the “Los Productores de Purhuaracra” ["The Producers of Purhuaracra"] communal bank, which she enjoys for its responsible members.

She will invest the money in purchasing alfalfa seeds and insecticides. She will also pay for the services of workers whom she will hire for her farming.
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Rebeca de 35 años es una madre soltera. Vive con su hijo Antony de 3 años. Su casa es propia y se ubica en el anexo de Purhuaracra, distrito de San Pedro de cajas – Tarma. Rebeca es una mujer agricultora. Con la fuerza y coraje que la caracteriza logró construir su casa y adquirir algunos bienes, ya que desde la adolescencia se dedica a esta actividad.
“Siembro de todo, zanahorias, espinacas, ajos, lechugas, habas, papas y alfalfa. Me va bien en las ventas”, comenta. Pero lo que más le gusta hacer es vender alfalfa, por su crecimiento más rápido y por la poca inversión. Una vez que cosecha la alfalfa lo empaqueta y lo vende en su mismo distrito, ya que los ganaderos de su zona requieren de estos pastos para alimentar a sus vacas, carneros, cuyes, conejos, etc.
En cada cosecha lleva de 40 a 60 paquetes de alfalfa y los vende a 6 soles cada uno. Para ello tiene 7 parcelas que solo producen alfalfa. Las semillas son baratas, cada kilo cuesta a 40 soles. De manera inteligente Rebeca supo administrar bien su negocio, así le dará una mejor calidad de vida a su pequeño hijo, pues menciona que él es su mayor inspiración. Éste sería su crédito número 4 que recibiría de MFP, por eso se compromete en ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas mensuales. Pertenece al banco comunal “Los Productores de Purhuaracra”, del que se siente a gusto por tener socios responsables.
Invertirá el dinero en la compra de semillas de alfalfa e insecticidas. Además pagará los servicios de los peones que contratará para esta actividad.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Rebeca to purchase alfalfa seeds and insecticides, and also to hire workers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 21, 2012
Listed
Apr 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 19, 2013