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Maria
Maria is 35 years old, and together with her spouse Wilmer she has five children. She and her family live in a small home, but one they own themselves. She is a strong woman. She had her first child at the age of 16, and the need to care and provide for her son led her to work arduously in farming. Along with her husband, she has cultivated for nearly 10 years the following: coffee, ginger, yucca, and plantains. But she notes that yucca she plants rarely and its harvests serves mostly for personal consumption. Thanks to her indigenous community, she has six plots of land, but currently only farms in four. "I have to clear away the brush to start other crops," she adds, and that is one of her goals. Of all her crops, coffee and ginger are the most profitable, therefore she invests more in them.

This is her second loan with MFP. She is grateful for the assistance given to her last time, and she promises that she will again make her payments punctually. She belongs to the community bank "Las Kioneras" and is proud to be working with enterprising women. This loan will be used to buy seeds and pay the laborers to clear the parcel where she will plant more ginger.
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María tiene 35 años, su pareja es Wilmer, con quien tiene cinco hijos. Ella y su familia viven en una casita rústica, pero propia.
Ella es una mujer luchadora, tuvo su primer hijo a los 16 años y la necesidad de cuidar y alimentar a su hijo la impulsó a trabajar arduamente en la agricultura. Al lado de su esposo, han cultivado en estos casi 10 años: café, kión, maíz, yucas y plátanos. Pero menciona que la yuca, la siembra raras veces y las cosechas le sirven mayormente para su consumo personal. Gracias a su comunidad nativa, cuenta con seis terrenos de cultivo, pero sólo produce en cuatro. “Tengo que limpiar y quitar los arbustos para empezar otras siembras”, menciona, y es una de sus metas. De todos sus productos, el café y el kión son los más rentables, por ello invierte más en ello.

Este es su segundo crédito con MFP y está agradecida por el apoyo que le brindaron anteriormente y ahora manifiesta que pagará con puntualidad las cuotas también. Pertenece al banco comunal “Las Kioneras” y se siente a gusto trabajando con mujeres emprendedoras.
Este dinero lo usará en el pago de los jornaleros para la limpieza de una parcela donde iniciará otra siembra de kiones, también comprará semilla.

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    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Maria to pay the laborers who will clear a parcel of land where she will plant ginger, and also to buy more seed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 10, 2012
Listed
Aug 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 23, 2014