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J Jesús
Jesús is a FRAC client. He is 55 years old and has been married to Marcelina, who is a homemaker, for 38 years. The couple live in the town of San Felipe del Progreso. This is a town that has all the public services its people need. The couple have four children, only one of whom is still dependent on them. He is in his fifth year of elementary school. Jesús has an electromechanical workshop in the town center. He is a very hard-working and entrepreneurial person. Although he was not able to attend school owing to the fact that there weren't many opportunities to do so when he was young, he is a person with big ideas and a great desire to do well in life. On this occasion, he is requesting a loan to buy a field where he can grow corn, barley and beans. He has two years experience in this business of growing crops and he tells us that he has taken the decision to buy this field because he used to work in a way which is commonly referred to as doing work by 'going halves'. This is when one person sets up the field and another person sows the seeds and works the land. When harvest time comes round, half of the harvested crops go to the owner of the field and the other half goes to the person who worked the land. Although this worked well for him, he realized that he could do better if he bought his own field because this would mean that all the harvested crops would be his. Jesús will sow crops in his field. Some of the harvested crops will be for his own consumption and he will turn some into fertilizer. He says that once he has harvested his crops, he will sell them in the in market San Felipe. This whole process will take him somewhere between four and five months. Up to now, Jesús has not experienced any difficulties in carrying out his work. As he is a very hard-working and entrepreneurial man, he says that he would like to buy and sell lambs in the future.
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El Señor Jesús es un cliente de FRAC que tiene 55 años de edad y está casado desde hace 38 años con la señora Marcelina que es ama de casa, ellos viven en el municipio de San Felipe del Progreso, es un municipio que cuenta con todos los servicios públicos que demanda la población, juntos tuvieron 4 hijos de los cuales sólo uno depende de ellos, va en quinto año de primaria, el señor Jesús tiene un taller electromecánico en el centro de su municipio, es una persona muy trabajadora y emprendedora, aunque él no pudo estudiar debido a que cuando él era pequeño no había muchas oportunidades de estudiar, es una persona con grandes ideas y muchas ganas de superarse, en esta ocasión él solicita este préstamo para comprar una milpa para poder sembrar maíz, cebada, y frijol. Tiene 2 años de experiencia en este negocio de la siembra y comenta que ha tomado la decisión de comprar la milpa ya que anteriormente su forma de trabajar era lo que comúnmente se conoce como trabajos “A medias” esto consiste en que una persona pone la milpa, otra persona pone las semillas, y trabaja la tierra, al final cuando se hace la cosecha, la mitad de la cosecha es para el dueño de la milpa y la otra mitad es para quien trabajó la tierra, aunque le iba bien, se dio cuenta que le podía ir mejor si compraba su propia milpa ya que de esta manera toda la cosecha sería para él. Él señor Jesús sembrará en su milpa y parte de la cosecha la utilizará para consumo propio y otra parte la volverá a invertir en abono, comenta que una vez que ha cosechado sus productos se da a la tarea de vender sus productos en San Felipe en el mercado, todo este proceso le lleva un tiempo aproximado de entre 4 y cinco meses, hasta ahora el señor Jesús no ha tenido dificultades para realizar su actividad, como es muy trabajador y emprendedor comenta que le gustaría en un futuro comprar y vender borreguitos.

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  • $11,249
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,350 helped J Jesús to buy a plot of land for growing corn and stover.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 8, 2012
Listed
Mar 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 16, 2012