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Rita
Rita is 26 years old, single, and lives in her parents’ house along with one of her younger brothers. As a child she learned about working in the fields, and now that she has inherited land from her parents, she grows beans, peas, spinach, carrots and other crops there. She knows that there is great demand for them in the capital city, Lima, so after harvesting the produce, she travels there to the wholesale market. “Sometimes I go there myself,” she says, “and sometimes I send the vegetables as the buyers there know me.” As well, she sometimes buys more produce in the nearby area and sends it too because there is a greater demand in some months so she cannot fulfill all the orders herself.

Rita is excited because this month is a crucial one for sowing the vegetables. You can’t be late, and prices are good at the moment.

This will be Rita’s third loan with MFP. She gives her word that she will be punctual with the repayments. She is pleased to be part of her community bank which is made up of responsible members. It is called Las Angeles de la Unión 2. With the loan Rita plans to buy bags of organic fertilizer to spread on the crops of peas, beans, and spinach that she sowed last month.
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Rita tiene 26 años, es soltera y vive con uno de sus hermanos menores en la casa de sus padres.
Desde niña aprendió el trabajo en el campo, ahora que sus padres le heredaron unos terrenos siembra allí habas, arvejas, espinacas, zanahorias y otros productos. Ella sabe que sus productos tienen buena demanda en la ciudad de Lima (capital), por eso al cosecharlos viaja hasta allá para llegar al mercado mayorista. “A veces viajo o sino solo envío la carga a los compradores porque ya me conocen”, menciona. También compra más productos en su zona y los envía, porque hay meses donde la demanda es mayor y tiene que abastecer todos sus pedidos. Rita está emocionada porque este mes es crucial para la siembra de hortalizas, ya que en la cosecha no tendrá pierde y sus precios serán favorables.

Este sería su préstamo número 3 con MFP. Ella da su palabra al decir que será puntual en el pago de sus cuotas, y se siente bien al formar parte de un banco comunal responsable llamado “Las ángeles de la unión 2”.
Con este préstamo podrá comprar bolsas de abono orgánico para esparcir en sus sembríos de arvejas, habas y espinacas, las que sembró el mes pasado.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 87
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,985,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Rita buy organic fertilizer for her fields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 29, 2012
Listed
Jun 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 20, 2013