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Senobia
Senobia is 47 years old. She lives with Urbano, the father of her 6 children, and 3 of her children who are aged 18, 14 and 10. She and her family live in their own house in an indigenous community in Chanchamayo.

She is a woman with good values and a friendly nature. She works in agriculture, an activity which she learnt from her parents as a child. She has a half plot of land where she produces bananas and cassava, and on another plot of land she cultivates citrus fruits such as oranges, mandarins, tangelos, sweet limes, etc. But the product which brings her the highest income in few sales is the annatto, used as a natural colourant. "Just half a plot of land provides me with around 500 kilos of annatto and each kilo is worth 5 soles - some years the price rises up to 11 soles", she says confirming its profitability.

Senobia receives the support of her husband for this arduous work, but on some days the work is more tiring so she hires labourers who she pays by the day.

Thanks to her effort, Senobia has educated 3 of her children, now adults, and she will continue to do the same with the younger children. She is currently engaged in harvesting the citrus fruits, but one of her next goals is to try sowing coffee. To do this she will look for a plot of land far away, where the climate is more suitable for this product.

This is her eighth loan from MFP and as a result she is ready to pay her quotas responsibly. She belongs to the communal bank "Las Rositas de Ubiriki", a well-organised and collaborating group.

With the money which she is requesting, she will be able to pay the labourers who will clean her fruit crops and provide assistance with the annatto harvest.
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Senobia tiene 47 años, vive con Urbano, el padre de sus 6 hijos, de los cuales, sólo viven con 3 de ellos de 18, 14 y 10 años. Ella y su familia habitan en su casa propia ubicada en una comunidad nativa en Chanchamayo.

Ella es una mujer de buenos valores y de carácter amigable. Se dedica a la agricultura, actividad que aprendió desde que era pequeña al lado de sus padres. Tiene media parcela donde produce plátanos y yucas, en otro terreno cultiva frutas cítricas como; naranjas, mandarinas, tanyelos, lima dulce, etc. Pero el producto que le brinda mayores ganancias en pocas ventas es el achiote, utilizando como colorante natural. "Solo medio terreno me bota como 500 kilos de achiote y cada kilo está a 5 soles, hay años en que sube hasta a 11 soles", menciona afirmando su rentabilidad.
Senobia recibe el apoyo de su esposo para estas arduas labores, pero hay días en que el trabajo es más cansado por lo que contratan jornaleros a quienes paga por día.
Gracias a su esfuerzo Senobia logró formar 3 hijos, ya mayores, y lo continuará haciendo con los menores. Ahora se encuentra en la cosecha de cítricos; pero uno de sus próximos objetivos es probar con la siembra de café, para ello buscará un terreno lejano, cuyo clima sea adecuado para este producto.

Éste es su préstamo número 8 de MFP y por eso se dispone a pagar con responsabilidad las cuotas. Ella pertenece al banco comunal "Las Rositas de Ubiriki", un grupo bien organizado y colaborador.
Con el dinero que ahora solicita podrá pagar a los jornaleros quienes limpiarán sus cultivos de cítricos y quienes también apoyarán en la cosecha del achiote.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Senobia to hire day labourers for her crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 11, 2012
Listed
May 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013