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Flor
Flor is 24 years old and has two daughters. The oldest is six years old and the little one is five months old. She is a single mother and lives in her parents' house.

In her five years as a farmer, she has realized that farming is what she does best, so she puts a great deal of effort into her daily work. Even the birth of her second daughter was not an impediment to taking care of her crops. "I always hire laborers, because I can't keep up with the plantings and harvests alone," she explains. Her main crops consist of potatoes, peas, corn, and fava beans, but she gives priority to the tubers, because of demand. In the freedom of the country, she also raises animals, like cattle and sheep. She sells them sporadically to cover urgent needs.

Flor is saving all the money she needs to be able to reach her objectives, one of which is to build her own house. Now, she will put her effort into her potato crops, taking advantage of the rains that are already coming.

This is Flor's eighth loan with MFP, and she is happy to belong to a stable group of active members. "Trabajemos Unidos" ["Let's Work Together"] is the name of her communal bank.

This month, Flor will begin a potato planting, for which she will invest the money in the purchase of sacks of seeds and organic fertilizers.
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Flor tiene 24 años, tiene dos hijas, la mayor de 6 años y la más pequeña de 5 meses de nacida. Es una madre soltera y vive en la casa de sus padres.
En sus 5 años como agricultora se ha dado cuenta que es la actividad que mejor realiza, por eso se esmera mucho en las tareas diarias, pues aun el parto de su última hija no fue impedimento para dirigirse hacia sus cultivos y trabajarlos. “Siempre contrato personal, porque sola no me abastezco en las siembras y cosechas”, menciona. Sus principales sembríos constan de papas, arvejas, maíz y habas, pero da prioridad a los tubérculos, por la demanda. En la libertad del campo, también cría animales, como vacas y carneros, los que vende esporádicamente para cubrir alguna necesidad urgente. Flor está ahorrando todo el dinero necesario para poder lograr sus objetivos, uno de ellos construir su casa propia. Ahora se esmerará en la siembra de papas, aprovechando las lluvias que ya se acercan.

Este es su préstamo número 8 con MFP y está contenta de pertenecer a un grupo sólido de socios activos, “Trabajemos Unidos”, es el nombre de su banco comunal.
Este mes, Flor iniciará una siembra de papas, para ello invertirá el dinero en la compra de sacos de semillas y fertilizantes orgánicos.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 89
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  • $56,011,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Flor to buy sacks of seeds and organic fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 30, 2012
Listed
Sep 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013