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Ema
Ema, age 40, lives along with Nikeas, with whom she has five children, ages 17, 15, 14, 10, and 7. They live in their own modest but tidy home, located in an indigenous community in the central jungle. Ema is a hard-working and happy woman who has been working in agriculture for 17 years. Together with her partner, they work their fields with determination. Ema grows corn, yuca, plantains, and other fruits on lands that were granted to her by the community and on some that she bought herself. "Every time I have a harvest, I take my produce to the wholesale market, but every so often those same buyers will come out to my fields themselves," she tells us with pride.

This month she needs to tidy up her crops and spread manure and fertilizer. She mentions that in December her produce goes up in price, and that's why she needs support to keep going with her plans. This will be her sixth loan with Microfinanzas Prisma [Kiva field partner] and she promises to make her monthly payments on time. She belongs to the 'Nuevo Amanecer de la Aldea" community bank and feels satisfied to be in the company of other responsable members. She will invest 2,000 nuevos soles [PEN] in buying sacks of natural fertilizers for her plantain, corn, and other fruit crops.
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Ema de 40 años convive con Nikeas con quien tiene 5 hijos de, 17, 15, 14, 10 y 7 años. Todos ellos viven en una casa rústica pero propia, ubicada en una comunidad nativa de la selva central. Ema es una mujer hacendosa y alegre. Se dedica a la agricultura desde los 17 años. Al lado de su pareja trabajan la tierra con ahínco.
En terrenos que la comunidad le otorgó y en otras que compraron, Ema produce maíz, yuca, plátano, papaya, y otras frutas.
“Cada vez que cosecho llevó mis productos hasta el mercado mayorista, pero hay ocasiones en que los mismos compradores vienen hasta mis parcelas”, comenta orgullosa.
Este mes necesita realizar la limpieza de sus cultivos, además de esparcir abono y fertilizantes. Menciona que en el mes de diciembre, sus productos aumentarán su precio, por eso requiere de su apoyo, para continuar con sus planes. Este es su crédito número 6 con MFP. Se compromete en pagar con puntualidad las cuotas mensuales. Pertenece al banco comunal “Nuevo Amanecer de la Aldea” y se siente contenta de tener socios responsables.
Invertirá los 2000 soles en la compra de bolsas de abono orgánicos para sus cultivos de plátanos, maíz y otras frutas.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
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  • $57,372,500
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  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD