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Isabel, age 46, is a cheerful woman. She lives together with her husband Ambrosio and their 5 children, who are all students. Together they live in a house that they bought 12 years ago. For more than 15 years, Isabel has dedicated herself to agricultural work on her fields where she grows alfalfa. This serves as feed for her animals as well as for sale. She carries out her work thanks to the support of her husband and children. Every day, she sells her crops to the various cities of the country; "my main buyers are the businesspeople of the various markets of the city where I live," she affirms. She comments that in this month, her business was going very well for her, she obtained good earnings, and for this reason she wants to continue planting. She reports that she now has crops of peas, beans, corn and other vegetables which she will soon harvest and send to the country's capital, since there she has larger buyers. She belongs to the "Sicaya 2000” communal bank, and this is loan number 17 with MFP. She feels happy because in this time she was able to obtain good earnings, all thanks to the economic support provided to her. For this reason she promises to make her payments on schedule. She also likes working with her communal bank, whose members are hard-working people with a sense of solidarity. Isabel will invest the funds in buying natural fertilizers to improve her alfalfa crops, in addition to seeds of the same crop to increase her production.
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Isabel, de 46 años es una mujer alegre. Vive en compañía de su esposo Ambrosio y sus 5 hijos, todos ellos estudiantes. Juntos viven en la casa que compraron desde hace 12 años. Desde hace más de 15 años se dedica a las labores agrícolas en sus terrenos de cultivo donde siembra alfalfa que le sirve de alimento para sus animales así como también para venta. Sus labores lo realizan gracias al apoyo de su esposo e hijos. Todos los días vende sus sembríos a las diferentes ciudades del país, “mis principales compradores son los comerciantes de los diferentes mercados de la ciudad donde vivo”, afirma. Comenta que en este mes le fue muy bien en el negocio, obtuvo buenas ganancias, por esa razón desea seguir sembrando. Comenta que ahora tiene cultivos de alverja, habas, maíz y demás hortalizas que muy pronto cosechará y mandará a la capital del país, pues es ahí donde tiene mayores compradores. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “sicaya 2000” y este es el crédito número 17 con MFP, se siente feliz pues en este tiempo logró obtener muchas ganancias, todo gracias al apoyo económico que le brindan. Por ello promete cumplir con el pago de las cuotas. Además gusta de trabajar en su asociación, donde los integrantes son personas solidarias y trabajadoras. Isabel, invertirá el dinero en la compra de fertilizantes naturales para mejorar sus sembríos de alfalfa, además de semilla de las mismas para aumentar la producción.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 175
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  • $60,197,200
    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 Isabel to buy natural fertilizers and alfalfa seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 17, 2012
Oct 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013