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Mario
Mario, 35, and his wife René have three children. They live in a rented house where they have been for two years. He enjoys crop farming, especially when learning new things as an agronomy engineer. "A neighbor of mine sells natural fertilizer and he teaches us how to improve our crops with natural, organic products.", he says. He has been in agriculture for ten years and owns the land he farms on. His main crops are potatoes, corn, lima beans and carrots, but since he has run out of space he must rent more land. At harvest time he sells his produce at the wholesale market in the city, but sometimes he sells back on his land, "It all depends on the purchase price.", he says. Now he wants to rent the space he had at the market in the city, to earn more money.

This is his second loan through MFP and he is grateful for the economic support that allows him to improve business. Also, he is learning to save in his communal bank, where the members are responsible and supportive.

Mario will invest the money in several sacks of natural fertilizer to spread on his potato and lima bean crops.
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Mario tiene 35 años, su esposa es René, con quien tiene tres hijos. La cas donde viven es alquilada, desde hace 2 años.
A él le gusta mucho sembrar, sobre todo por las cosas nuevas que aprende de un ingeniero agrónomo; “es mi vecino y vende fertilizantes naturales, nos enseña a mejorar nuestros cultivos para tener productos orgánicos, naturales”, comenta. Ya tiene 10 años de experiencia en la agricultura, sus terrenos son propios y sus principales siembras son papa, maíz, habas y zanahoria, pero como le alcanza el espacio, tiene que alquilar otras tierras. Cada cosecha la comercializa en el mercado mayorista de la ciudad, pero en ocasiones, lo hace desde su misma chacra, “todo depende el precio de compra”, afirma. Ahora desea volver a alquilar el espacio que tenía en el mercado de la ciudad, pues de esa manera obtendrá más ganancias.

Este es su segundo préstamo con MFP, por lo que agradece el apoyo económico que le permite mejorar su negocio, además de aprender a ahorrar en su grupo, donde los integrantes son personas responsables y solidarias.
Mario invertirá este dinero en la compra de varios sacos de fertilizantes naturales para esparcir en sus siembras de papa y habas.

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 $775 helped Mario to buy several sacks of natural fertilizer for his potato and lima bean crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 23, 2012
Listed
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 20, 2013