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Nehemias
Nehemías, 32, and his partner Elizabeth have four children, ages 14, 13, 11 and 7. They live in a house they built in the native community of the central forest.

He has been involved in agriculture for 20 years, and learned the trade when he was very young in order to cover his children's expenses. That is how he began growing coffee, bananas and corn.

He is very hard-working and thanks to his efforts has been able to acquire 10 patches of cropland, but he only uses six right now. He has many plans in mind, such as sowing new crops (yucca plant and citrus fruits), as well as increasing his coffee production. "I could plant on more land but sometimes I run out of money to invest.", he mentions since this is one of his main difficulties in the business. But thanks to his experience he knows how to distribute his money in order to buy fertilizer, seeds and to pay hired workers. Now he will take care to clean his cropland, which he must do every three months.

This is his first loan through MFP, so he is very committed to paying it back on time. He has joined the communal bank "Nueva Jerusalén" and says he will put much effort into his activity.

Nehemías will use this loan to pay for clearing weeds off his land, since it is covered with them.
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Nehemías tiene 32 años, su pareja es Elizabeth, con quien tiene cuatro hijos de 14, 13, 11 y 7 años. Ellos viven en la casa que construyeron en una comunidad nativa de la selva central.
Él se dedica a la agricultura desde los 20 años, aprendió muy joven, ya que necesitaba solventar los gastos que sus hijos le exigían. De esa manera empezó produciendo café, plátanos y maíz.
Él es muy empeñoso y gracias a su arduo trabajo logró adquirir 10 terrenos de cultivos, pero por ahora sólo utiliza seis. Tiene muchos planes en mente, como sembrar nuevos productos (yucas y frutas cítricas), así como aumentar sus plantas de café. “Podría sembrar en mis otras tierras pero a veces me falta dinero para invertir”, menciona como una de las principales dificultades dentro de su trabajo. Pero gracias a su experiencia sabe cómo distribuir su dinero a fin que le alcance para el fertilizante, las semillas y el pago del personal. Ahora se esmerará en la limpieza de sus cultivos, pues realiza esta actividad cada 3 meses.

Este es su primer préstamo con MFP, por eso se siente comprometido en pagar las cuotas en las fechas indicadas. Ingresó al banco comunal “Nueva Jerusalén” y afirma que pondrá empeño en las actividades.
Nehemías invertirá el dinero de este préstamo en el pago por la limpieza de los terrenos que están cubiertos de maleza.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 103
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  • $57,342,125
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  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Nehemias to pay for clearing out weeds on his land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 11, 2012
Listed
Aug 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 20, 2013