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Teofila
Teófila, 53, is married to Víctor with whom she has five children but only lives with the three youngest ones who are 21, 17, and 15 years of age in her own house located in a rural district. She’s worked in agriculture since she was 22-years-old and with this vast experience grows potatoes and ‘ollucos’ (Andean tubers).

She’s been working in the fields since she was very young and in all this time has managed to acquire thanks to her effort her own agricultural fields, her small house and succeeded in raising her children who now help her care for her potato, pea and other vegetable crops. What she likes best about her work is being able to spend most of her time with her family. Now, she will be taking care of the potato and olluco crops alone but will hire laborers to help her.

Teófila hopes with this coordinated work to continue striving in her enterprise until she gets enough money to buy more farmland. She needs your help to buy seeds, pay staff and to buy fertilizer.

This will be MFP loan #9 and she gives her word that she’ll be punctual with her monthly installment payments. She belongs to the “Mirando un futuro mejor” (Looking at a better future) communal bank and feels good being part of such a solid group. She will be able to use the 1,500 soles to buy organic fertilizer and seeds for tubers like potatoes and olluco.
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Teofila de 53 años, está casada Víctor, con quien tiene 5 hijos, pero solo vive con los 3 menores de 21, 17 y 15 años; en una casa propia ubicada en un distrito rural. Ella se dedica a la agricultura desde que tenía 22 años, tiempo que ganó experiencia y ahora produce papas y ollucos (tubérculos andinos). Es así que desde muy joven se dedica a las labores del campo y en todo ese tiempo logró adquirir, gracias a su esfuerzo, sus propios terrenos agrícolas, su pequeña casa y ahora ayudar a sus hijos en el estudio. Ahora ellos la ayudan en mantener sus sembríos de papa, arvejas y otras hortalizas. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es poder pasar la mayor parte de su tiempo con su familia.
Sin embargo necesitará de operarios para que la ayuden en la siembra de papas y ollucos. Ella confía que seguirá en su lucha hasta conseguir el dinero para invertir en otros terrenos de cultivos. Por ello requiere de su apoyo para adquirir semillas, para el pago del personal y en la compra de fertilizantes. Éste es su crédito número 9 con MFP. Por esa razón da su palabra de ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas mensuales. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Mirando un futuro mejor”, y se siente a gusto de pertenecer a un grupo sólido.
Con los 1500 soles podrá comprar fertilizantes orgánicos y semillas de tubérculos como papas y ollucos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 100
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Teofila to buy organic fertilizer and potato and olluco seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 15, 2013
Listed
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 18, 2013