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Manuela
Manuela is 48 years old. Her partner is Alfredo, with whom she has six children, but now she lives with only three of them. This family lives in a modest home that belongs to them, located in a native community in the central jungle.

She has worked in agriculture since her youth. Currently she has seven plots of land in production where she grows coffee, annatto, and citrus, such as oranges and tangelos (a hybrid with abundant juice). She just planted her fruit trees and she will wait two years to pick the first fruit. In the meantime she is taking care of weeding the land and maintaining her coffee and annatto crops.

"I calculate that this year annatto will go up to six soles [PEN] because last year the price was similar," she says. She hopes that it goes better for her this year, which is why she made such a great effort to weed and fertilize the annatto.

This is her third loan with MFP and she is grateful for the support she had with the previous loans. Also, she feels comfortable in the company of the members of her communal bank, Flor de Almendra, because they are happy and responsible in the meetings.

Manuela will use the 3000 nuevos soles [PEN] to pay the day laborers who will weed her plots of land. She will invest about 400 soles per plot.
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Manuela tiene 48 años, su pareja es Alfredo, con quien tiene seis hijos, pero ahora sólo vive con tres de ellos. Esta familia habita un hogar sencillo, pero propio, ubicado en una comunidad nativa de la selva central.
Desde su juventud se dedica a la agricultura. Actualmente cuenta con siete terrenos en producción donde cultiva café, achiote y frutos cítricos como naranjas y tanyelos (híbrido de abundante zumo). Acaba de plantar sus frutas y esperará dos años para recoger los primeros frutos. Mientras tanto se esmera en la limpieza y mantenimiento de sus cultivos de café y achiote.
“Calculo que este año el achiote subirá a 6 soles, porque el año pasado el precio era similar”, menciona. Espera que este año le vaya mejor, por eso se esforzó en la limpieza y fertilización del achiote.

Este es su tercer crédito con MFP y se siente agradecida por el apoyo que tuvo con los créditos anteriores. También se siente a gusto en compañía de sus socios del banco comunal “Flor de Almendra”, porque son alegres y responsables en las reuniones.
Manuela destinará estos 3000 nuevos soles en el pago a los jornaleros quienes limpiarán sus parcelas. Invertirá como 400 soles por cada parcela.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 118
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  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Manuela to pay day laborers to weed her land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 11, 2012
Listed
Aug 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 1, 2014