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Gerson
Gerson is 36 years old. His partner is Irene, with whom he has two children, ages 7 and 3. They live in a rustic house, their own, which is located in an indigenous community. He arrived in this community seven years ago and he liked it. There he met the mother of his children.

He has spent six years as a farmer and during this time the community gave him a plot of land where he grows coffee, avocados and bananas. “I began with coffee and waited two years for the first harvest, but now I have a good production,” he says proudly. He also puts a lot of effort into cultivating bananas because they provide fruit every 15 days, paying for his most immediate expenses. His community distributes land to inhabitants according to their length of residence, consequently Gerson will wait two more years for the community to grant him more land and thereby enable him to increase production.

This is his fourth loan with MFP and he will take responsibility for prompt repayment of this loan. He notes that he enjoys working with his communal bank, “Sol Naciente” because together they have avoided trouble thanks to their savings. With this money, he will be able to purchase coffee seeds, organic fertilizer and bags to prepare nurseries for his coffee seedlings, which he will plant in the empty spaces of his parcel.
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Gerson tiene 36 años, su pareja es Irene, con quien tiene dos hijos de 7 y 3 años. Viven en una casa rústica, pero propia, ubicada en una comunidad nativa.
Hace 7 años que él llegó a la comunidad y le agradó, allí conoció a la madre de sus hijos. Lleva con 6 años en la actividad de la agricultura y en todo este tiempo la comunidad le otorgó una parcela de terreno donde cultiva café, palta y plátano. “Empecé con el café y para cosechar esperé como 2 años, pero ahora ya tengo buena producción”, menciona orgulloso. Además se esmera en el cultivo de plátanos porque le brinda frutos cada quince días, solventando sus gastos más urgentes. Su comunidad reparte terrenos a los pobladores de acuerdo a la antigüedad de tiempo de residencia, por eso Gerson esperará 2 años más para que la comunidad le otorgue más parcelas y así aumentar su producción.

Este es su cuarto crédito con MFP y se responsabiliza de pagar con puntualidad las cuotas. Por otra parte, menciona que le agrada el trabajo con su banco comunal “Sol Naciente”, porque juntos han salido de apuros gracias a sus ahorros.
Con este dinero podrá comprar semillas de café, abono orgánico y bolsas para elaborar viveros de café, los que plantará en los espacios vacíos de su parcela.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 68
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,916,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Gerson to buy coffee seeds, fertilizer and to make nursery beds for his coffee.
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 26, 2013