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Gregorio
Gregorio, who is 56 years old, is a hardworking and very responsible man. He is single and lives by himself near a town; all his family members live in the country's mountains. He has his own house, from which he works day after day to create a better quality of life for himself. Gregorio's work consists of farming; he earns his living planting and harvesting two fundamental crops of the region where he lives. He grows oil palms, and that yield is sold to a very big oil-producing company. He also grows cacao, which he sells to various buyers who come from the capital looking for cacao, since the region produces the best of that fruit. Both crops are encouraged as alternatives to growing coca leaves. Gregorio has been working with cacao for six years and oil palm for four years. He does this alone, and when it is planting or harvesting season, he contracts workers who help him fill his orders on time. He considers his business profitable because of the demand and the good earnings he is left with.

Gregorio likes his work because he is in contact with nature and it is an environment in which he feels very comfortable. He loves what he does and it's going well since he is selling his yield at a good price. He hopes in the future to set up a business processing the raw cacao.

This is Gregorio's fourth loan with the MFP institution, and it's going well so far. He hopes to continue progressing in this way, and he says he is very grateful for the opportunity that they have given him to be able to invest more in his crops. With the amount requested, 2000 soles (PEN), he will buy fertilizer for his oil palm and cacao crops, and he will contract some workers to help him with the work.
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Gregorio, de 56 años, es un hombre trabajador y muy responsable. Es soltero y vive sin ningún familiar cerca de una localidad, ya que su familia se encuentra en la sierra del país. Tiene una casa propia, desde donde día a día trabajaba para brindarse una mejor calidad de vida. El trabajo de Gregorio consiste en la agricultura, se dedica a la siembra y cosecha de dos productos fundamentales para la zona en la que vive, el cultivo de palma aceitera y la producción es vendida a una industria muy grande dedicada a la elaboración de aceite. También se dedica al cultivo de cacao que es vendido a los diversos compradores que vienen de la capital en busca de estos productos ya que en la región se producen de los mejores en este fruto. Ambos cultivos son fomentados como alternativos al cultivo de hoja de coca. Lleva ya 06 años trabajando con el cacao y hace 04 años con la palma aceitera, lo hace solo y cuando hay temporadas de siembra y cosecha contrata a algunos trabajadores que le ayudan a cumplir con los pedidos a tiempo. Considera rentable su negocio por la demanda y las buenas ganancias que le deja.
Le gusta su trabajo pues está en contacto con la naturaleza y es un ambiente en el cual se siente muy cómodo, ama lo que hace, le va bien ya que está vendiendo su producto a un buen precio, espera, más adelante poner una empresa dedicada a la transformación del cacao de materia prima a producto elaborado. Este es el préstamo número 04 con la institución MFP, le está yendo bien hasta ahora y espera seguir de esa manera en adelante, y manifiesta estar muy agradecido con la oportunidad que le dieron para poder introducir más inversión a sus productos. Con el monto solicitado 2000 soles, comprará abono para sus cultivos de palma aceitera y cacao, además contratará algunos trabajadores para que le ayuden en esta función.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,916,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Gregorio to buy fertilizer and contract day laborers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 20, 2012
Listed
Oct 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013