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Update on Mercedes

Mercedes is 58 and lives with his wife in his own home. He has 2 children that he supports. He lives in the area of the town of Las Juntas in the Pacora district. They have electricity and running water in their home. The place where he lives is a small community with approximately 200 families.

Mercedes makes a living by raising and selling animals in the Pacora area. He has experience with this business. In particular, he sells goats and pigs. He is helped by his wife, who also receives agricultural income because she works as a day laborer. The amount of the requested loan is 2,000 PEN, which he will invest in the purchase of animals, especially goats. He will also buy feed for his animals. This is with the goal of fattening them, of having more livestock, and of increasing the value of his products so he can increase his profits.
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Mercedes tiene 58 años de edad, vive junto a su esposa en casa propia, tiene 02 hijos que mantiene. Él vive en la zona del Caserío Las Juntas en el distrito de Pacora y cuenta con servicios de luz y agua en su domicilio. El lugar donde vive es una comunidad pequeña con un aproximado de 200 familias.
La actividad que desarrolla Mercedes es la crianza y venta de animales, por la zona de Pacora.Cuenta con experiencia en el negocio, vende especialmente ganado caprino y ganado porcino. Es ayudado por su esposa, quien también percibe ingresos por agricultura ya que se dedica al jornal.
El monto del crédito solicitado es de 2000 nuevos soles, los cuales se invertirán en la compra de animales, sobre todo de ganado caprino, y también para la compra de alimentos para sus animales. Esto con la finalidad de engordarlos, tener más ganado y cotizar mejor sus productos, incrementando sus ganancias.

Previous Loan Details

Mr. L. is 56 years old, married, and has two children. They live in their own home in the village of Las Juntas in the Pacora district of the Lambayeque region of Peru. For the past 6 years, Mr. L. has dedicated himself to his business of raising and trading livestock. He raises his animals n... More from Mercedes's previous loan »

Additional Information

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,960,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Mercedes to buy goats and nutritious food for them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 3, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mercedes. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2011. Learn More