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Maruja
Maruja is 49 years old. She is married to David and they have four children. Currently only one of them, Juan, lives with them. She inherited the house they live in from her father 30 years ago.

She is a farmer and she grows corn, grass, and potatoes. She tells us that potatoes are one of her main crops because for several years now she has sold her entire harvest to a processing business that offers her stable profits and the average market price. For this reason, she wants to keep growing a large quantity of potatoes. However, she does not only do this, rather she also sews clothing and raises guinea pigs. She has 50 of these, which she feeds the alfalfa that she grows herself to minimize her costs.

She belongs to the Virgen de la Candelaria Communal Bank and this is her fourth loan with MFP. During this entire time, she has worked very hard to stay focused on her goals, which is why she promises to make her payments on time.

Maruja will use the money from this loan to buy seeds of the "capiro" varietal of potatoes, as well as natural fertilizers to scatter on her next plantings.
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Maruja tiene 49 años, está casada con David, tienen cuatro hijos, ahora sólo viven con uno de ellos, Juan. La casa donde viven la heredó de su padre hace 30 años.
Ella es agricultora, siembra maíz, pasto y papa. Cuenta que la papa es uno de los principales cultivos que tiene, pues desde hace algunos años vende toda su cosecha a una empresa procesadora que le ofrece ganancias estables y el precio promedio del mercado. Es por esa razón que desea seguir sembrando papa en gran cantidad. Pero no sólo se dedica a eso, también realiza costura de ropa y cría cuyes, tiene 50 ejemplares, los cuales alimenta con la alfalfa que ella misma siembra para minimizar los gastos.

Ella pertenece al grupo solidario “Virgen de la Candelaria” y este es su cuarto préstamo con MFP. En todo este tiempo trabajó muy duro para seguir con sus objetivos, por lo que promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas.
Maruja invertirá el dinero de este préstamo en la compra de semilla de papa de la variedad “capiro” y fertilizantes naturales para esparcir entre sus próximos sembríos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 84
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  • $57,341,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Maruja to buy seeds of the "capiro" varietal of potato and natural fertilizers to scatter on her next plantings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 27, 2012
Listed
Sep 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013