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Maria
María is 44, and married to Demetrio, with whom she has five children. But now she only lives with two of them: Rosmery and Melisa, whom she takes care of in the house she bought 25 years ago.

Thanks to her parents' legacy, she managed to obtain the farmland where she now grows potatoes, lima beans and peas, which she looks after with much care.

"If we don't fertilize, and take out weeds that grow among the furrows, we can have poor quality crops, and we would not recover our investment," she says.

That is why María devotes a great deal of time to looking after her crops. As well, she raises cows, from which she obtains several litres of milk that she sells to a well-known processing company. With the money she gets, she is able to meet the household expenses and have a regular source of working capital for farming.

She belongs to the “Central Checche” solidarity group, and this is her first loan with MFP, so she hopes to continue with this financial support. She likes working in her group, where each day she learns new things about her business. As well, she promises to make her instalment payments on time.

María will use the money to buy natural fertilizers to scatter among her potato plantings.
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María tiene 44 años, está casada con Demetrio, con quien tiene cinco hijos, pero ahora sólo vive con dos de ellos: Rosmery y Melisa, a quienes cuida en la casa que compró hace 25 años.
Gracias a la herencia de sus padres logró obtener los terrenos agrícolas donde ahora siembra papa, habas y alverja, los que cuida con mucho esmero; “si no se fertiliza y extrae la maleza que crece entre los surcos, podemos tener unos productos de mala calidad y no recuperaríamos lo invertido”, comenta. Es por esta razón que María dedica mucho tiempo en el cuidado. Asimismo, cría vacas, de las que extrae varios litros de leche que comercializa a una procesadora reconocida y con el dinero que recibe día a día puede solventar los gastos del hogar y tener un capital fijo para la agricultura.

Ella pertenece al grupo solidario “Central Checche” y este es su primer crédito con MFP, por lo que espera continuar con este apoyo financiero, pues gusta de trabajar en su asociación, donde cada día aprende nuevas cosas sobre su negocio. Asimismo, promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas.
María invertirá el dinero de este préstamo en la compra de fertilizantes naturales para esparcir entre sus sembríos de papa.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Maria to buy natural fertilizers to scatter among her potato plantings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 30, 2012
Listed
Sep 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 20, 2013