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Gloria is 49 years old and resides in the community of San Agustín. She has three children and they are her main motivator in life. She is involved in the production of organic cacao (chocolate), an activity which has made her well-known in her community. She has gotten herself out of debt independently, and for the past 27 years, she has had the staunch support of her children in many of her activities. She also hires day laborers for work that requires more strength. She feels very encouraged by her work, since it suits her to get up early, make food, and go right out to her fields to begin her daily work. As she has mentioned, it is a routine that never bores her, in spite of the fact that the rainy seasons that are especially wet keep her from going out to her work easily, since her lands are steeply sloped, complicating her labors.

Her final product is the cacao bean, which needs to be well dried and cleaned of impurities to later vend to merchants in her area and be transported internationally.

To begin her next campaign, she needs to have working capital to hire day laborers and proceed with the first weed removal of the season, essential for a good quality product, and also for her to buy sacks of organic fertilizer that will strengthen the production capacity of her fields.

Her goals for the future include starting to build herself a house made of quality materials.

With these 1,000 Soles, she will be able to hire day laborers and buy sacks of fertilizer and bird feces to strengthen her production.
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Gloria de 49 años, reside en la comunidad de San Agustín. Tiene 3 hijos y son su mmayor motivación en la vida. Ella se dedica en la producción de cacao orgánico, activiada que la hecho reconocida en su localidad. Se desempeña de manera independiente, desde hace 27 años, teniendo el firme apoyo de sus hijos en diversas actividades. Asimismo contrata jornaleros para trabajos de mayor fuerza.Se siente muy reconfortada por su labor ya que le agrada levantarse desde muy temprano, preparar sus alimentos y dirigirse a sus parcelas para iniciar las labores diarias, pues según comenta, es una rutina del que nunca se aburrió, no obstante solo las temporadas de lluvia excesiva le impiden desplazarse por sus parcelas de manera fluida ya que son terrenos algo inclinados complicando sus labores.
Su fruto final es el cacao que deben estar bien secas y limpia de impurezas para posteriormente expenderlos a los acopiadores de la zona y ser transportados incluso al exterior.
Para iniciar la siguiente campaña, necesita contar con capital para contratar jornaleros y proceder con el primer deshierbo de maleza, esencial para una producción de calidad, asimismo comprar sacos de abono orgánico que refuercen la capacidad productiva de sus parcelas.
Sus metas a futuro apuntan a iniciar la construcción de su vivienda a base de material noble.
Por ello con los 1,000 nuevos soles, podrá contratar jornaleros y comprar sacos con abono orgánico y guano de ave para reforzar su producción.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 33
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  • $54,501,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Gloria to buy organic fertilizer and hire day laborers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2013