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Justina
Justina is 32 years old and separated. She has five children who she loves and cares for in her own home which is located in an indigenous community in the central jungle. Justina is a woman like few others. It was her strength which enabled her to overcome the disappointment that she felt when she separated from her partner. She is now solely responsible for the care of her children. She has been farming for 10 years and currently has 9 plots of land on which she grows crops. She received these plots of land from her community and her parents and uses them to grow coffee, annatto and citrus fruits such as oranges and tangelos. "Every year I harvest 1,500 kilos of annatto and I sell each kilo for 4 soles. It is profitable", she says.

Justina's work is very tiring so she receives help from her eldest son. However, when the day's work is really strenuous she hires day laborers to help with the harvesting. "In May sales are good because coffee reaches its highest price", she says. In spite of everything, Justina is happy with her work because everything she obtains is the product of her own efforts. She is currently hoping to start sowing another plot of land with coffee but she will need to weed in order to plant new coffee crops. She has the seedlings ready for her plantation.

This is Justina's first loan from MFP and she pledges to be punctual in making her monthly repayments. She says that she feels supported by her community bank 'Productores de Inchatingari' because her fellow group members all share the same plans.

Justina will use her 1,000 soles to pay the day laborers who will plant her coffee seedlings. If she has any money left over she will buy organic fertilizer.
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Justina de 32 años es una mujer separada. Tiene 5 hijos a los que cuida con amor, bajo un techo propio ubicado en una comunidad nativa de la selva central. Justina es una mujer como pocas. Su fuerza le hizo superar la decepción que significó la separación con su pareja. Ahora ella sola se dedica al cuidado de sus hijos. Ella es agricultora, hace 10 años; actualmente cuenta con 9 lotes de terrenos de cultivos, que su comunidad y sus padres le otorgaron. En ellos siembra café, achiote, y cítricos como naranjas y tanyelos. “cada año cosecho 1500 kilos de achiote, cada kilo lo vendo a 4 soles, si es rentable”, dice.
El trabajo es muy cansado, por eso recibe de su hijo mayor, pero cuando las jornadas son intensas recurre a contratar personal como jornaleros para las cosechas. “En mayo las ventas son buenas, porque el café alcanza el precio más alto”, menciona. Justina, a pesar de todo, está contenta con su labor, porque todo lo obtiene es producto de su esfuerzo. Ahora espera producir otra parcela de café, para ello deberá limpiar sus cultivos para plantar nuevos cafetales, ya que ya tiene los viveros listos para su plantación. Éste es su primer crédito con MFP, por eso se compromete a ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas mensuales. Afirma sentirse respaldada con su banco comunal “Productores de Inchatingari”, porque sus compañeros comparten los mismos planes.
Con los 1000 soles podrá pagar a los jornaleros quienes plantarán los viveros de café. Si le sobra el dinero comprará abono orgánico.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 52
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  • $55,923,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Justina to pay day laborers and to buy sacks of organic fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 9, 2012
Listed
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2013