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Marcelina
Marcelina is 46 years old. For the past 20 years, she has lived in the home she inherited from her parents, in the area of Yanamarca. There she has made a family with her spouse Arturo and has two children, Frank and Marisol.

Since she was young, she has worked in agriculture, sowing different products, like potatoes, barley, and vegetables of many types. She has also learned to raise poultry, and now has cows, bulls, sheep, and guinea pigs, with which she has had good returns. She buys them at a lower price, then spends a few months caring for them, feeding them, and giving them good nutrition so they will be healthy, and then she goes to sell them at a better price in the markets which happen on Sundays in the city, or at times the butchers come to her house for them.

About four years ago, she also opened a small grocery store in her home, where she sells food staples, vegetables, and meats, and she has many customers and hopes in a few months to stock her store with more products and thereby satisfy her consumers. "They need to find everything they ask for when they come into my store," she says.

She is a member of the community bank “Corazón de Jesús” and this will be her fifth loan through MFP. She really likes the work that she does with the association, since she receives support from the other members, who look out for the welfare of each and every member. "At each meeting we always contribute our funds responsibly," she notes.

Marcelina will invest the money from her loan in buying a bull, and if there is enough left over she will stock her grocery store with sacks of rice and sugar as well.
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Marcelina tiene 46 años. Desde hace 20 años vive en la casa que heredó de sus padres, en la localidad de Yanamarca; ahí conformó su familia, junto a su esposo Arturo y sus dos hijos: Frank y Marisol.
Desde joven se dedicó a la agricultura, sembrando diversos productos como papa, cebada y hortalizas en general. También aprendió a la ganadería, ahora posee vacas, toros, ovejas y cuyes, de los que obtiene buenos resultados. Los compra a un menor precio, según pasan los meses los va cuidando, alimentando y nutriendo para que se encuentren saludables y así pueda venderlos a un mayor precio en la feria que se realiza los días domingos en la ciudad, o en ocasiones, llegan los carniceros a su misma casa. Hace 4 años, también abrió en su casa, una tienda de comestibles, donde vende alimentos de primera necesidad, verduras y carnes, ya tiene muchos clientes y espera poder dentro de estos meses surtir su tienda con más productos y así tener contentos a sus compradores, “tienen que encontrar todo lo que piden cuando ingresan a mi tienda”, menciona.

Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Corazón de Jesús” y este es su quinto crédito con MFP. Le gusta mucho el trabajo que realiza dentro de su asociación, pues recibe el apoyo de sus integrantes, quienes velan por el bienestar de cada uno. “En cada reunión siempre aportamos las cuotas con responsabilidad”, afirma.
Marcelina invertirá el dinero de este préstamo en la compra de un toro y si el dinero le alcanza surtirá su tienda de comestibles con sacos de arroz y azúcar.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 118
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  • $55,267,550
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  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Marcelina to buy a bull as well as sacks of rice and sugar for her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 28, 2012
Listed
Jul 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013