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Victoria
Victoria is 53 years old, married and lives with two of her seven children in their own home in the native community of Santa Rosa de Ubiriki in Chanchamayo, Peru. Despite her age, Victoria has worked in the fields with the same vigor for the past 20 years, dedicating herself to agriculture. She is a native of the city of Huancayo and came to the central jungle to start a family, and since that time she learned how to grow citrus fruits, yucca and pineapple. She has a parcel of citrus fruit and seven of pineapple. "Growing pineapple suits me. The price is good and so is the demand, although its in season for only two months. It helps me with the yucca," she says. With this activity she was able to have a large family and continue working. Now she plans to grow other crops like oranges and mandarins to stock up on fruit and generate income during other months. This is her eighth loan with Kiva partner MFP, and she promises to make her payments on time. Victoria belongs to "Las Rositas de Ubiriki" community bank, and feels good about being part of a united group of responsible people. She plans to use the money she is requesting to purchase pineapple seeds and bags of fertilizer to plant more fruits. She also will pay workers to take out the manure and clean her crops.
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Victoria tiene 53 años, está casada y vive con dos de sus siete hijos. Esta familia vive en su casa propia ubicada en la comunidad nativa Santa Rosa de Ubiriki en Chanchamayo.

A pesar de su edad, se entrega a las labores del campo con el mismo esfuerzo de hace 20 años, el mismo tiempo que lleva dedicándose a la agricultura. Ella es natural de la ciudad de Huancayo y llegó a la selva central para formar una familia y desde entonces aprendió a cultivar cítricos, yucas y piñas. Cuenta con una parcela de cítricos y siete de piñas. "Me conviene producir piñas, su precio es bueno y la demanda también, aunque su temporada sea de dos meses, me ayudo con la yuca", comenta. Con esta actividad pudo mantener a su numerosa familia y lo continúa haciendo. Ahora piensa cultivar otros productos como naranjas y mandarinas para surtir sus frutos y generar ingresos para otros meses.

Éste es su préstamo número 8 que tiene con MFP, por eso se compromete en ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas. Victoria pertenece al banco comunal "Las Rositas de Ubiriki" y se siente contenta de ser parte de un grupo sólido y de personas responsables.
Con el dinero que ahora solicita podrá comprar semillas de piña y bolsas de fertilizantes para sembrar más frutos. También pagará a los operarios quienes echarán el abono y limpiarán sus cultivos.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 100
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,238,100
    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 Victoria to purchase seeds and fertilizers.
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