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Marilu
Marilu is 42 years old. She lives in the home she inherited from her parents 18 years ago, which is in Yanamarca. There, she raised five children but now she only lives with two of them: Max and Axel.

She took advantage of the location of her house to sell gasoline, since it is right by a central road. She already has eight years experience and she has been able to beat the competition. However, this is not the job she dedicates the most time to; she also plants barley, beans, and potatoes. She has been doing so for 15 years on rented land as well as her own. She sells high-quality potatoes, separating the small and wrinkled ones. From those she removes, she uses the well-know "dry potato" process, which is typical in the region. "You have to remove that type of potato and then dry them for a few months, flatten them and serve them in various typical dishes. They contain a lot of protein." According to Marilu, she sells each sack for an average of 80 soles. Therefore, she wants to buy a large quantity of potatoes to complete this process before December, when it will cost more.

She belongs to the Corazón de Jesús communal bank and this is her sixth credit with MFP. She really likes the work she does for the association. She receives help from the other members, who watch out for each other. "At each meeting, we always handle the payments responsibly," she says.

Marilu will invest this money in buying 100 sacks of potatoes to complete this dry potato process.
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Marilu tiene 42 años. Vive en la casa que heredó de sus padres, hace 18 años, en la localidad de Yanamarca. Ahí cuidó de sus cinco hijos, pero ahora sólo vive con dos de ellos: Max y Axel.
Aprovechó la ubicación de su casa para vender gasolina, pues se ubica en plena carretera central. Ya tiene 8 años de experiencia y en todo este tiempo pudo vencer a la competencia. Pero no es está a la actividad que más tiempo la dedica, pues también siembra, desde hace 15 años, cebada, habas y papa en terrenos alquilados y propios. Vende la papa de buena calidad, separando las pequeñas y arrugadas, de ellas extrae la conocida “papa seca”, proceso típico en su región. “Tienes que extraer esa calidad de papa, para luego secarla durante varios meses, se compacta y sirve para realizar varios platos típicos, que contienen muchas proteínas”. Según menciona Marilú, vende cada saco a 80 soles promedio, por ello quiere comprar cantidad de papa y así realizar el proceso hasta el mes de diciembre donde costará más.

Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Corazón de Jesús” y este es su sexto 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.
Marilu invertirá este dinero en la compra de 100 sacos de papa para realizar el proceso del secado.

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A loan of $1,325 helped Marilu compra de 100 sacos de papa para procesarla to buy 100 sacks of potatoes to process.
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
Expired:
Aug 13, 2012