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Norma
Norma, 37, is married to Clemente, and they have 4 children aged 19, 16, 10 and 8. They live in their own home, which is located in a rural settlement where farming and livestock are the main activities. According to Norma, the work of a country woman is never done, and she must remain alert to any situation that might arise. Norma has been farming for 18 years on land that her parents gave her. Her husband Clemente also has some land that he inherited.

Norma cultivates potatoes of the “Yungay” and “Jilguero” varieties. She is able to successfully sell these products in the wholesale market of Tarma. "These potatoes sell better, they command higher prices, and their prices are stable," she says.

Farming is not easy, even more so when the children are school-aged, and you must care for them before you go out to farm. The months of January and February are important because of the rains; this is when she will start planting potatoes, which is the reason why she needs your support. This will be her 5th loan with MFP. She gives her word that she will make her monthly payments on time. Norma belongs to the communal bank "Mirando un futuro mejor," and she feels comfortable with the institution's system of internal accounting and the educational talks it provides.

Norma will use the 1,000 Peruvian soles she requests to buy sacks of organic fertilizer for the potatoes that she will plant this month.
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Norma de 37 años de edad, está casada con Clemente, con quien tiene 4 hijos de 19, 16, 10 y 8 años. Ellos viven en una casa propia ubicada en un anexo agrícola y ganadero. El trabajo de una mujer de campo no descansa y permanece alerta ante cualquier eventualidad, así lo considera Norma, ya que desde los 18 años viene laborando en los campos de cultivos que sus padres le otorgaron. Por su parte Clemente también posee terrenos por su herencia.
Ella se dedica a la agricultura, con la siembra de papas de las variedades: “Yungay” y “Jilguero”. Producción que vende satisfactoriamente en el mercado mayorista de Tarma. “Estas papas se venden mejor, sus precios son mejores y siempre se mantienen”, menciona.
El trabajo en el campo no es sencillo, y más aún cuando tiene hijos en edad escolar, a quienes atiende para luego dedicarse a sus sembríos.
Los meses de enero y febrero son importantes por las lluvias, por eso ella iniciará una siembra de papas, para lo cual requiere de su apoyo. Éste es su crédito número 5 con MFP. Da su palabra de ser puntual en el pago de las mensualidades. Pertenece al banco comunal “Mirando un futuro mejor”, y se siente a gusto con el sistema de trabajo de su cuenta interna y las charlas educativas.
Ella destinará los 1000 soles en la compra de bolsas de abono orgánico para la siembra de papas que realizará este mes.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 105
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  • $57,932,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Norma to buy sacks of organic fertilizer so that she can plant potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 15, 2013
Listed
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 18, 2013