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Jaime
Jaime is 33 years old and a single father of two children, ages 7 and 4. Together they live in a rustic home, but it is theirs, located in a native community in the central jungle.

He works in agriculture and has spent all of his life surrounded by plants. Currently, he has five parcels of land that the community offered him. On those, he produces coffee, plantains, and yuccas (native tubers). A week ago, he concluded the last phase of the coffee harvest. For that reason, he is now thinking of cultivating yucca. "The price of yuccas is good, each kilo is 1 sol (Peruvian currency) and 20 cents" he mentions. Yuccas are profitable and they sell during each month of the year, because all the local people eat them daily. The advantage Jaime has is that every buyer comes to his community to acquire products, so he saves in transportation.

This is his fifth loan with MFP and he is one of the most enthusiastic members of the communal bank "Las Hormiguitas." Jaime will invest the money in planting a parcel of yuccas. He will purchase seeds and bags of fertilizer.
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Jaime tiene 33 años, es soltero, pero padre de dos hijos de 7 y 4 años. Juntos viven en una casa rústica, pero propia, ubicada en una comunidad nativa de la selva central.

Él se dedica a la agricultura, lleva toda su vida rodeado de sembríos. Actualmente cuenta con cinco parcelas de terreno que la comunidad le brindó, en ellas produce café, plátanos y yucas (tubérculo oriundo). Hace una semana concluyó con la última etapa de la cosecha de café, por eso ahora piensa cultivar yucas, “el precio de las yucas está bien, cada kilo está a 1 sol y 20 céntimos”, menciona. Las yucas son rentables y se venden en cada mes del año, porque todos los pobladores lo consumen a diario. La ventaja que tiene Jaime es que cada comprador se acerca hasta su comunidad para adquirir sus productos, así ahorra en el traslado y movilidad.

Este es el quinto crédito que tiene con MFP y es un de los socios más entusiastas del banco comunal “Las Hormiguitas”.
Jaime invertirá este dinero en la siembra de una parcela de yucas, comprará semillas y bolsas de fertilizantes.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 35
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  • $55,853,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Jaime to purchase yucca seeds and bags of fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 28, 2012
Listed
Aug 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 21, 2014