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Merril
Merril, 30, is a very cheerful woman living with her daughter, Elizabeth, who she cares for alongside her parents in he own house. She’s a tenacious woman who is raising her daughter alone thanks to her crops of various products like potatoes, garlic and carrots she grows on her own land. She comments that she spends every morning caring for her food; she fertilizes, weeds and nourishes constantly. “The quality of the foods very much depends on it,” she comments. Once harvested, she sells them in a market in the city of Huancayo. Parallel to this work she also raises cattle and earns daily income. She’s now focusing on planting garlic because this is a good season for planting it and she hopes to earn good profits in the market.

She belongs to the “Buenos Aires” communal bank and this is the fifth MFP loan. She feels fulfilled because she has help to progress in business. She promises to be punctual with her installment payments. She likes working with her communal bank because they are all responsible, supportive people.

Merril will use the money to buy garlic seeds and to hire a tractor to till the soil.
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Merril, de 30 años es una mujer alegra. Vive en compañía de su hija Elizabeth a quien cuida junto a sus padres en su casa propia. Ella es una mujer luchadora, sola saca adelante a su hija, todo ello gracias a la siembra de diversos productos como papa, ajos y zanahoria, los cuales siembra en terrenos propios. Comenta que todas las mañanas cuida con mucho esmero de sus alimentos, los fertiliza, limpia u nutre de manera constante, “depende mucho de ello la calidad de los alimentos”, comenta. Ya en temporada de cosecha comercializa los alimentos en el mercado de la ciudad de Huancayo. Paralelo a este trabajo también se dedica a la ganadería, de donde tiene ingresos diarios. Ahora se concentra en la siembra de ajos, pues es una buena temporada para su siembra y espera poder tener buenas ganancias en el mercado. Ella pertenece al grupo solidario “buenos aires” y este es el quinto crédito con MFP, donde se siente desarrollada, ya que obtiene la ayuda para progresar en su negocio. Por ello promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas. Además le gusta trabajar en su asociación pues son personas responsables y solidarias.
Merril, invertirá el dinero en la compra de semilla de ajos y el pago del alquiler del tractor que volteará la tierra.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,550 helped Merril to buy garlic seeds and to hire a tractor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 24, 2012
Listed
Sep 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013