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Teodora
Teodora is 50 years old and married to Antonio, with whom she has five children; only one of them lives with them now. She inherited the house where they live in the town of Pueblo Nuevo from her parents 24 years ago.

From the time she was a little girl, she learned how to take care of the land: "I was born, grew up, and will die in the country," she says happily. She has had her own agricultural fields for 30 years. She began independently planting potatoes, olluco, peas, and fava beans in large quantities. Together with her husband, she takes care of the fields, fertilizing them and pulling the weeds that grow between the furrows. She still has the help of her youngest son in the sales: "I take my son so he can count the money and help me negotiate," she says.

Teodora belongs to the solidarity group "Pueblo Nuevo" and this is her third loan with MFP. She feels good working with her communal bank because she receives advice on improving her plantings, since they are all farmers like Teodora. She promises to be punctual with her loan payments, since they are all responsible.

Teodora will invest the requested money in the purchase of 300 sacks of natural fertilizer to spread on her potato fields.
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Teodora tiene 50 años, está casada con Antonio, con quien tiene cinco hijos, pero ahora sólo viven con uno de ellos. La casa donde viven la heredó de sus padres hace 24 años en la localidad de Pueblo Nuevo.
Desde muy niña aprendió el cuidado de la tierra; “nací, crecí y moriré en el campo”, comenta muy contenta. Sus propios terrenos agrícolas los tiene desde hace 30 años, comenzó a sembrar de manera independiente papa, olluco, alverja y habas en grandes cantidades. Junto a su esposo cuidan de los sembríos, fertilizando y limpiando la maleza que crece entre los surcos. Para la venta ya cuenta con el apoyo de su hijo menor; “llevo a mi hijo para que cuente el dinero y me ayude en la negociación”, comenta.

Ella pertenece al grupo solidario “Pueblo nuevo” y este es su tercer crédito con MFP. Se siente bien trabajando en su banco comunal porque recibe consejos para mejorar sus plantaciones, pues todos son agricultores como ella. Además promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas, ya que todos son responsables.
Teodora invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de 300 sacos de fertilizantes naturales para distribuir en sus sembríos de papa.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Teodora to purchase 300 sacks of natural fertilizer to spread on her potato fields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 11, 2012
Listed
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 20, 2013