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Eusebio
Eusebio is 64 years old and a widower. He has one child who has already left home. He lives alone in his own home which is located in the indigenous community of Pucharini (in the central Peruvian jungle).

Eusebio's main business activity is farming and, with all his years of experience, he has discovered new techniques for improving his sales and crops. He has been farming for 40 years, growing coffee, avocados and bananas. His coffee harvests are very good but he says that they require a lot of work and, as he is an elderly man, he now gives most priority to his bananas and avocados. Seven months ago, he started growing a new and profitable crop: sacha inchi. This is a climbing plant from whose seeds an oil can be extracted. This oil is very much in demand because of its high percentage of vitamins. "Two years ago they came to train us and now we have an oil processing plant in our community", he says. Eusebio is in charge of selling oil and he runs the machine himself. One of his goals is to strengthen the farmers' association in order to find markets abroad. Eusebio is a visionary man.

This is Eusebio's first loan from MFP. He gives his word that he will make his monthly repayments on time. He has just joined the Sankori community bank and he is very interested in their activities. He will use the money from this loan to acquire wood and wire for his sacha inchi crops as they are climbing plants.
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Eusebio tiene 64 años, es viudo. Tiene un hijo, pero que ya dejó el hogar. Él vive solo en su casa propia ubicada en la comunidad nativa Pucharini (selva central).
Su principal actividad económica es la agricultura, y con todos sus años de experiencia ha descubierto nuevas técnicas de mejorar sus ventas y productos. Hace 40 años que se dedica a las labores del campo con el cultivo de café, palta, plátano. Le fue muy bien con las cosechas de café, pero menciona que requiere de mucho trabajo, y como él ya es un hombre mayor, ahora le da mayor prioridad al plátano y la palta. Hace 7 meses incursionó en un producto nuevo y rentable, el “Sachainchi”, es una planta trepadora de cuyas semillas se obtiene un aceite muy solicitado por su alto porcentaje vitamínico. “Hace 2 años nos vinieron a capacitar y desde entonces tenemos en la comunidad una planta procesadora de aceite”, menciona. Ahora se encarga de vender aceite y el mismo maneja la máquina. Una de sus metas es consolidar la asociación de comuneros para buscar mercados en el extranjero. Eusebio es un hombre visionario.

Este es su primer crédito con MFP. Da su palabra de pagar con responsabilidad las cuotas mensuales. Acaba de ingresar como socio al banco comunal “Sankori” y se muestra interesado con las actividades.
Con el dinero de este préstamo podrá adquirir madera y alambres para adecuar sus cultivos de sachainchi, ya que son plantas trepadoras.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 88
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  • $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 $400 helped Eusebio to buy wood and wire for his 'sacha inchi' crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 19, 2012
Listed
Jul 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2013