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Nilson
Nilson is 35 years old and married to Rosita, with whom he has six children. This family lives in a simple little house located in the community of Chanchamayo.

He has been in agriculture ever since he was 17 years old, enough time that he is now experienced and has knowledge to work in the countryside. He has six parcels of land where he cultivates coffee, avocados, cacao, and plantains. He has just finished his coffee harvest with the final "scraping" which consists of finding and picking the last coffee beans off of the bushes, so now he needs bags of fertilizer to start a new planting. Meanwhile he's also working on growing his plantains and avocados. When all of his lands are seen to, he works as a day laborer on other people's plots of land. This gives him a steady stream of income for his family, as he also catches fish in the river and sells whatever he finds in the market. Nilson is a very hard wroker. These days he wants to start with the cleaning of his coffee plantation and for this he needs bags of fertilizer.

This is his third loan with MFP, and he is very thankful for the opportunity and the confidence that has been placed in him. He does not intend to fail, and he plans to make his payments on time. He is also an active and responsible member of his community banking group, "Sol Naciente" (the Rising Sun).

With the money that he is now asking for, he will be able to buy 15 bags of fertilizer, which cost 120 Soles apiece. The rest will be used to pay the laborers he will hire to do the cleaning and preparation of his fields.
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Nilson tiene 35 años, está casado con Rosita, con quien tiene seis hijos. Esta familia vive en una casita rústica ubicada en una comunidad de Chanchamayo.
Él se dedica a la agricultura desde que tenía 17 años, tiempo suficiente para trabajar con experiencia y predisposición dentro del campo. Cuenta con seis parcelas de terreno donde cultiva café, paltas, cacao y plátanos. Ahora ya concluyó con la cosecha de café, con la etapa de la “raspa” que consiste en coger los últimos granos de café rebuscándolos en los arbustos, por eso requiere de varias bolsas de abono para volver a cultivar; mientras tanto trabaja con el plátano y las paltas. Cuando ya tiene atendidas todas sus parcelas, también labora como jornalero en otros terrenos, de esta manera siempre obtiene ingresos para su familia; sino se dirige al río para pescar, luego negocia lo obtenido en el mercado. Nilson es muy trabajador. Estos días iniciará con la limpieza de su cafetal, por eso necesitará muchas bolsas de fertilizantes.

Este es su tercer crédito con MFP, por eso agradece la oportunidad y la confianza que ponen en ella, no piensa fallar, pues pagará las cuotas a tiempo. Además es un socio activo y responsable dentro de su banco comunal “Sol Naciente”.
Con el dinero que ahora solicita podrá comprar 15 bolsas de fertilizantes, de 120 nuevos soles cada una. Lo restante será para pagar a los operarios que contratará para la limpieza de sus cultivos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 94
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  • $57,986,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Nilson to buy 15 bags of fertilizer and pay the day laborers who will work on his land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 19, 2012
Listed
Jul 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 25, 2013