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Milca
Milca is 28 years old. Her partner is Eugenio and the couple have three children who are 12, 10 and 3 years old. They all live in their own home which is located in the indigenous community of San Pablo de Shimashiro (in the central Peruvian jungle).

Milca is a farmer. Thanks to her community, she has 10 plots of farmland which are located 20 minutes from her home. There she produces coffee, ginger and cacao. "I have been working for seven years. My husband and I sell our harvests in Pichanaki (city)", she says. One of the things they do not like is working in the rain because there are times that the heavy rain surprises them in the middle of their work, making it difficult. However, owing to the perseverance for which she is noted, Milca does not give up. Now that she has financial support, she can be certain that her output is secure. In addition, she enjoys the educational talks that her group receives because they have taught her how to improve her sales. Her immediate goals are to expand the area of land over which she grows her crops and to produce more ginger as she only has one 'cuadra' (around 1.8 acres).

This is Milca's second loan from MFP and she says that she will, once again, make her repayments on time. She feels like the other members of her community bank ('Los Shirokis') are family and that they are in harmony.

Milca will use this money to buy 10 bags of fertilizer which cost 120 soles a bag. She will also pay the laborers who will help her to weed between her crops.
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Milca tiene 28 años, su pareja es Eugenio, con quien tiene tres hijos de 12, 10 y 3 años. Todos ellos viven en su casa propia ubicada en la comunidad nativa San Pablo de Shimashiro (selva central).
Ella se dedica a la agricultura. Gracias a su comunidad, administra 10 parcelas de terrenos ubicadas a 20 minutos de su vivienda. En ellas produce café, kión y cacao. “Hace 7 años que trabajo, mi esposo y yo vendemos las cosechas en Pichanaki (la ciudad)”, menciona. Una de las cosas que le disgustan es el trabajo bajo la lluvia, ya que hay días en que las intensas lluvias la sorprenden en pleno cultivo, dificultando su actividad. Pero con la constancia que la caracteriza no se deja vencer. Ahora que ya cuenta con el apoyo económico puede estar segura que su producción está segura. Además agradece las charlas educativas en su grupo, pues aprendió como mejorar sus ventas. Sus metas más próximas son de ampliar sus terrenos y producir más kión, ya que solo cuenta con una cuadra.

Este es su segundo préstamo con MFP. Menciona que también pagará con puntualidad las cuotas. Se siente en familia y concordia con sus socios del banco comunal “Los Shirokis”.
Con este dinero podrá comprar 10 bolsas de abono cuyo precio es de 120 por bolsa. Además pagará al personal que le ayudará en la limpieza de sus cultivos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 117
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Milca to buy ten bags of fertilizer and to pay laborers who will work on her land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 13, 2012
Listed
Jul 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 17, 2014