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Elias
Elías is 59 years old. He is married to Lilia, with whom he has 11 children, but he lives with only 5 of them, the youngest being 7 years old. His house is his own, and it is located in an indigenous community of the central forest. Elías is a hard-working man. He has worked in agriculture since he was 18 years old.

Thanks to this work, he managed to acquire his own house, which he built with his sons. Then he was able to buy more farmland, since his community also issued him parcels.

With the passing of time, he distributed his land to his children. Now he cultivates only one parcel, but he confirms that it provides him with the necessary production.

"In this zone, the 'seda' (common yellow) and 'isla' (sweeter orange) varieties of bananas give good fruit," he comments, obtaining from10 to 15 arrobas (about 30 lbs) which were sold immediately at 4 PEN per arroba.

Coffee is another story. This year his production increased, but the prices in the market were not good. But he is very optimistic and continues with the care of these plants.

This time, Elías needs help to buy organic fertilizers to guarantee better fruits for his next harvests. This is his second loan with MFP. He feels comfortable in his communal bank, "The Yaneshas Producers," since the experience in the first loan cycle pleased him because of the teamwork.

With the 2000 soles from the loan, he will be able to buy 20 bags of manure from barnyard fowl to spread on his coffee plantings, which he just cleaned. Thus he will have better expectations for his harvests.
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Elías tiene 59 años, está casado con Lilia con quien tiene 11 hijos, pero solo vive con 5 de ellos, siendo el menor de 7 años. Su casa es propia y se ubica en una comunidad nativa de la selva central. Elías es un hombre luchador, se dedica a la agricultura desde que tenía 18 años.
Gracias a esta actividad consiguió adquirir su hogar, que construyó con sus hijos. Luego pudo comprar más terrenos de cultivos, ya que su comunidad también le otorgó parcelas.
Con el paso del tiempo distribuyó sus terrenos a sus hijos. Ahora solo cultiva en una parcela, pero afirma que si le abastece de la producción necesaria.
“En esta zona el plátanos da buenos frutos en sus variedades de isla y seda”, comenta. Obteniendo de 10 a 15 arrobas que son vendidos inmediatamente a 4 soles por arroba.
El café es otra historia. Este año su producción aumentó, pero los precios en el mercado no fueron buenos. Pero él es muy optimista y continúa con los cuidados de estas plantas.
Ésta vez, Elías requiere de apoyo para comprar fertilizantes orgánicos para garantizar mejores frutos para sus próximas cosechas. Éste es su crédito número 2 con MFP. Se siente confortado con su banco comunal “Los productores Yaneshas”, ya que la experiencia en el primer ciclo le agradó por el trabo en equipo.
Con los 2000 soles del préstamo podrá comprar 20 bolsas de guano de granja, para esparcirlos en sus cultivos de café, que acaba de limpiar. Así sus cosechas tendrán mejores expectativas.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 110
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  • $56,770,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Elias to buy 20 bags of manure from barnyard fowl to spread on his coffee crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 25, 2012
Listed
Oct 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 6, 2014