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Bertha
41-year-old Bertha has a happy marriage with 40-year-old Dionicio. Together they have five children. Now they live in an adobe house that is their own property. For ten years she has made a living by producing cocoa, and thanks to the type of soil her land has, which is very fertile, it has given her good production results. She feels very pleased with her work and being able to smell the cocoa beans kept in a small store that she set up in her house, so this motivates her to keep working. On the other hand, during the last cocoa harvesting season there was a small percentage of cocoa that she did not manage to sell because she detected a disease known as "escoba de bruja" (Witch's Broom, which is caused by a fungus) that ruined some plants. Given this, she needs them to be replaced. Therefore she has planned to plant cacao trees.

This is her seventh loan and she is already very happy with this new loan opportunity because, as always, it allows her to make a good investment to the benefit of her and her family. On the other hand, she says that she feels very committed to her communal bank and the decisions they make. Thanks to the loan for 2,000 soles she will acquire cocoa seedling plants and sacks of organic fertilizer.
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Bertha de 41 años, lleva consigo un feliz matrimonio con Dionicio de 40 años. Juntos tienen 5 hijos. Actualmente habitan en una casa de adobe que es de su propiedad. Hace 10 años que se dedica a la producción de cacao, y esto es gracias al tipo de suelo que tiene su terreno, muy fertil, dándole buenos resultados en la producción. Ella se siente muy a gusto con su trabajo, y más el oler los granos de cacao guardados en un pequeño almacén que habilitó en su casa, pues eso la motiva a seguir trabajando. Por otra parte, en la ultima temporada de cosecha de cacao, hubo un pequeño porcentaje de cacao que no logro ser comercializada debido a que detecto una enfermedad conocida como “escoba de bruja” que arruina a algunas plantas. Ante esto, necesita que sean reemplazadas. Por tanto tiene pensado plantar árboles de cacao. Este es su crédito número 07 y desde ya se encuentra muy contenta con esta nueva oportunidad de crédito pues le permite como siempre realizar una buena inversión para beneficio de ella y su familia, por otro lado comenta que se siente muy comprometida con su banco comunal y en las decisiones que tomen. Gracias al préstamo por 2,000 soles adquirirá plantas de almacigo de cacao y sacos de abono orgánico.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 103
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,733,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Bertha to buy cocoa seedlings and sacks of organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 26, 2012
Listed
Nov 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 18, 2013