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Benito
Benito is 42 years old and lives with Isabel, with whom he has two children, ages 18 and 16. They all live together in their own home in the native community of Chanchamayo, Peru. As a farmer, he has the character to take on this activity and schedules his plantings in such a way that his harvests coincide with the months where they will fetch the best prices. He currently has five parcels producing citrus fruits, coffee, bananas and avocado. Benito has lived in this community since he was 8 years old, so he is well known in the area and knows how to successfully grow fruit. "Right now harvesting oranges and mandarins is lucrative. The prices are good," he says. He also has two vehicles to transport the products locally. In the future, he hopes to add more land to plant coffee and increase his production. "Organic coffee has more demand," he says. This will be his eighth loan with Kiva partner MFP, and he promises to make his payments on time. He belongs to the "Las Rositas de Ubiriki" community bank, one of the tightest-knit groups in the area, and for his part, Benito shows enthusiasm for the group's activities. With the money he is requesting, he plans to purchase a machine to optimize the cleaning of his crops. He estimates it will cost him 1,600 soles.
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Benito tiene 42 años, vive con Isabel, con quien tiene 2 hijos, de 18 y 16 años. Juntos viven en su casa propia ubicada en una comunidad nativa de Chanchamayo.
Como hombre agricultor él tiene un carácter decidido para afrontar esta actividad y programar las siembras de tal manera que las fechas de cosecha coincidan con los meses donde el precio sea más favorable. Actualmente cuenta con 5 parcelas que están produciendo cítricos, café, plátanos y palta. Benito vive en esa comunidad desde que tenía 8 años, por eso conoce muy bien la zona y sabe qué frutos producen con éxito. "Ahora la cosecha de naranjas y mandarinas es rentable. Sus precios son buenos", comenta. Así también, cuenta con 2 motocarros con los que ofrece el servicio de transporte a los pobladores de su localidad. Para el futuro, espera adquirir otros terrenos para sembrar café y mejorar su producción. "El café orgánico tiene más demanda", menciona.

Éste es su préstamo número 8 que tiene con MFP, por eso se compromete en ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas mensuales. Pertenece al banco comunal "Las Rositas de Ubiriki", uno de los grupos más sólidos de la selva central. Por su parte, él muestra entusiasmo en las actividades que se desarrollan.
Con el dinero que solicita comprará una máquina “macheteadora” con la que optimizará el trabajo de limpieza de sus cultivos. Calcula que le costará 1600 soles.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Benito to purchase a machine to clean his 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