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Fortunata is 63 years old and is married to Jorge. They have six children together, and currently only one, Alexander, lives with them. She owns her home, which she inherited from her mother.

She works with her husband. Every morning they head out to their plots of farm land. She has five years of experience growing corn, potatoes, and barley, which they sell in the city at the Sunday market. They own the plots of land they farm, since over all these years of hard work they were able to save up what they needed in order to have security in their old age. “I enjoy farming. It is what I learned as a child. My parents taught me how to work and live off the land," she says. That is why she wants to improve her production and continue on with the same energy so that she can keep farming.

She belongs to the solidarity group Nuevo Amanecer, and this is her fifth loan with MFP. During all this time (over two years) she obtained the money she needed to invest in her development, so she promises to pay her installments timely. She also enjoys being a part of her group, where all the members are responsible and supportive people.

Fortunata will invest the money from this loan in the purchase of ten sacks of natural fertilizer, which she will use on her crops of corn.
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Fortunata tiene 63 años, está casada con Jorge, con quien tiene seis hijos, de los cuales ahora sólo viven con uno de ellos: Alexander. Su casa es propia, la heredó de su madre.
Ella trabaja junto a su esposo, todas las mañanas se dirigen a sus terrenos agrícolas, ya tiene 5 años de experiencia en la siembra de maíz, papa y cebada, los que comercializan en la ciudad durante la feria de los domingos. Sus terrenos agrícolas son propios, pues durante todos estos años de trabajo duro pudieron ahorrar lo necesario para tener una vejez segura. “Me gusta sembrar, es lo que aprendí desde pequeña, mis padres me enseñaron a trabajar la tierra y vivir de ella”, afirma. Es por esa razón que desea mejorar su producción y continuar con las mismas fuerzas para seguir sembrando.

Ella pertenece al grupo solidario “Nuevo amanecer” y este es su quinto crédito con MFP. En todo este tiempo (más de 2 años) obtuvo el dinero necesario para invertir en su desarrollo, por lo que promete ser puntual el pago de sus cuotas. Además le agrada pertenecer a su grupo, donde todas las personas son responsables y solidarias.
Fortunata invertirá el dinero de este préstamo en la compra de 10 sacos de fertilizantes naturales para esparcir entre sus sembríos de maíz.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 117
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  • $60,105,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Fortunata to purchase ten sacks of natural fertilizer to use on her crops of corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 19, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013