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Martina
Martina is a 58-year-old who is widowed and lives in her own home with her grown son. It should be mentioned that the quality of life in her community is subsistent. Most of the residents are independent workers who engage in trade and the breeding of small animals. Some of them also engage in agriculture. Martina's home is in the village of Los Bances in the District of Túcume, Department of Lambayeque. The only basic service available in this area is electricity and the drinking water comes from an artesian well. All of the families that reside here live under these conditions.


Martina's business involves trading, raising, fattening, and selling animals. These include cattle and small animals such as poultry, pigs, goats, and sheep. The animals are kept in pens outside of her home. Martina sells her animals at the local market or to wholesale livestock traders. She has gained 20 years of experience in this business, which has enabled her to maintain an established clientele. Her son helps her by maintaining her land, which consists of one hectare of yellow corn. He is able to produce a healthy crop.


At the moment, Martina proposes to expand the inventory for her business of fattening and selling animals (including cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, and chickens) since this type of business is very profitable in her area. Under these circumstances, she is requesting a new loan from Edpyme Alternativa in the amount of 3,000 PEN. The money will be used to buy balanced feed for fattening the animals and fertilizers for her crops. Over time, she will able to improve her quality of life and that of her family.

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Martina es una mujer que tiene 58 años de edad, de estado civil Viuda, vive con un hijo mayor de edad en casa propia. Se menciona que La calidad de vida en la comunidad es de subsistencia, la mayoría de moradores son trabajadores independientes que se dedican al comercio y crianza de animales menores y algunos de ellos adicionalmente dedicados a la agricultura. Martina vive en casa propia en el caserío Los Bances del distrito de Túcume del departamento de Lambayeque; así mismo cuenta solamente con el servicio básico de energía eléctrica y el consumo de agua lo hacen a través de un pozo artesanal. Así mismo todas las familias que radican ahí viven bajo estas condiciones.
La actividad comercial a la que se dedica Martina es el comercio, crianza, engorde y venta de animales vacunos asi como animales menores como: aves de corral ,porcinos, caprinos y ovinos, la crianza de estos animales la realiza en corrales externos a su domicilio; sin embargo se menciona que la comercialización de estos la realiza ya sea en el mercado local y/o ha compradores mayoristas de animales, cabe destacar que en esta actividad Martina cuenta con 20 años de experiencia, lo que le ha permitido mantener su clientela ya establecida en este negocio. Así mismo su hijo le apoya en su parcela donde tiene instalado 1.0 ha de Maíz amarillo duro, donde presenta buen aspecto fitosanitario.
Actualmente Martina se ha propuesto ampliar su inventario en lo referente a la comercialización, engorde y venta de animales (vacunos, porcinos, ovinos, caprinos y aves de corral), esto debido a que es una actividad muy rentable en la zona; es por estas circunstancias que esta solicitando un nuevo préstamo a Edpyme Alternativa por un monto de S/. 3000 nuevos soles el cual estará destinado a la compra de alimentos balanceados para engorde, y compra de fertilizantes para su cultivo; lo cual en el tiempo le va permitir ir mejorando su nivel de vida de su familia.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 98
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  • $56,733,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Martina to buy balanced feed for fattening animals and fertilizers for her crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 16, 2012
Listed
May 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 1, 2013