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Mateo
Mateo, who is 44 years old, lives with Antonia, the mother of their five children. They live in their own house, which he built himself in an agricultural district. Mateo is a man with perseverance. He has worked in agriculture for more than 20 years. Each season he leases land for his crops, but a year ago he acquired a plot of land of his own (one of his achievements and for which he feels pleased). There he also grows vegetables. One of the problems that he has always faced is the climatic change in the area, because of the intense cold and the rains. "In spite of the cold, the rains are beneficial. In these months the big plantings begin, thanks to the rains," he mentions optimistically. With the help of his wife and two of their older children, he grows his products with happiness, because he likes his work. The satisfaction comes when he receives the money produced by his sales in the wholesale market of Tarma. His next goals are to finish this October and November planting season; for that he needs your support to acquire organic fertilizers and seeds. With this loan, it will be the ninth time that Mateo has worked with MFP. His communal bank is called "Nueva Jerusalén" (New Jerusalem), and he feels at ease with his fellow bank members because he is punctual in his payments and savings. Mateo will invest the money in the purchase of organic fertilizer for his crops of potatoes, and he will also buy a bag of seeds for peas.
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Mateo de 44 años, convive con Antonia, la madre de sus 5 hijos. Ellos habitan un hogar propio, que él mismo construyó en un distrito agrícola. Mateo es un hombre perseverante, hace más de 20 años que se dedica a la agricultura. En cada temporada arrienda terrenos para sus cultivos. Pero hace un año adquirió un terreno propio (uno de sus logros y por lo que se siente contento), ahí también cultiva hortalizas. Uno de los problemas que siempre ha afrontado es el cambio climático de la zona, por el intenso frío y las lluvias. “A pesar del frío las lluvias son beneficiosas, estos meses empiezan las siembras grandes gracias a las lluvias”, menciona optimista. Con la ayuda de su esposa y 2 de sus hijos mayores, cultiva sus productos con alegría, pues le gusta su trabajo. Las satisfacciones vienen cuando recibe el dinero producto de sus ventas en el mercado mayorista de Tarma. Sus metas próximas son terminar con esta temporada de siembras de octubre y noviembre, para ello requiere de su apoyo para adquirir fertilizantes orgánicos y semillas. Con este crédito, serían 9 veces que Mateo trabaja con MFP. Su banco comunal se llama “Nueva Jerusalén” y se siente a gusto con sus compañeros por ser tan puntuales en sus pagos y ahorros. Mateo invertirá el dinero en la compra de abono orgánico para sus cultivos de papas, además comprará una bolsa de semillas de arvejas.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
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  • $53,969,950
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  • 2.6
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Mateo to buy bags of organic fertilizer and seeds for peas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 24, 2012
Listed
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 20, 2013