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Marelith
Marelith is 33 years old. She is an enterprising and charismatic woman and a very hard worker. She is married to Hipólito, who is a farmer, and they have two children together, who are ages sixteen and six.

She has nearly 35 acres of land, where she grows plantains and other regional fruit. She hires a seasonal worker to help with her crops, and sells all of her produce at a stall she has at the local main market. She has had the stall for five years, but has been farming ever since she was very young. She started out helping in other stalls, but now has her own location where she works with help from her husband and her oldest son, who help her load and carry the heavy merchandise. She is very eager to keep expanding her business, which is why she now wants to supplement it by selling some of the vegetables her customers request most.

This is her fifth loan with MFP and she is very happy knowing she has financial support in order to increase her work capital. She is also certain that she will continue to be a responsible member who pays her installments on time, as she did with previous loans. She enjoys belonging to the communal bank where she works, because all of its members are responsible and very supportive of each other.

She will invest the loan she has requested, 3,500 nuevos soles, in maintaining her land and growing plantains, which are her main product. She will also use part of the money to purchase vegetables and tubers to sell at her stall.
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Marelith tiene 33 años, es una mujer emprendedora, carismática y muy trabajadora. Está casada con Hipólito, quien es agricultor, y con quien tiene dos hijos de 16 y 6 años de edad.
Tiene una chacra de 14 hectáreas donde produce plátanos y otras frutas regionales. Para sus cultivos tiene la ayuda de un obrero que contrata temporalmente, y todo lo obtenido lo vende en el puesto que tiene en el mercado principal de la ciudad. Este puesto lo tiene desde hace 5 años, pero desarrolla la agricultura desde muy joven. Se inició ayudando en otros puestos, ahora tiene su propio establecimiento y ahí trabaja con la ayuda de su esposo y su hijo mayor, quienes la apoyan en la carga y el transporte de la pesada mercadería. Ella tiene muchas ganas de seguir ampliando su negocio, es por eso que ahora desea complementarlo con la venta de algunas verduras, las más solicitadas por sus clientes.

Este es su crédito número 5 con MFP y está muy contenta de saber que tiene un apoyo financiero para aumentar su capital de trabajo. Además está convencida que seguirá siendo la socia puntual y responsable en el pago sus cuota como lo hizo en los créditos obtenidos anteriormente. Y le gusta pertenecer al banco comunal en el que trabaja, ya que todos sus miembros son responsables y muy solidarios entre sí.
El préstamo solicitado, de 3500 nuevos soles, lo invertirá en el mantenimiento de su terreno y la producción de plátanos, que es su principal producto. Otra parte del dinero lo usará en la compra de verduras y tubérculos para la venta en su puesto.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 63
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,993,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Marelith to invest in maintaining her land, where she grows plantains plantains, and to purchase vegetables and tubers to sell at her stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 26, 2012
Listed
Sep 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013