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Zenovia
Zenovia, 65, is a widow. Her children have left home already. She lives alone in her own house in an agricultural area. She built it with her husband when she was young. Zenovia works like a young woman despite her age. Her age is not an impediment to making a living in a very tiring job, agriculture.

The soil in the region is favorable for growing peas, potatoes, corn, and some vegetables, so she makes the most of every growing season. "I like my job because I feel free walking through the arroyos and hills with my animals and tending to my crops," she says. She makes the most of her time as soon as the first rays of the sun illuminate the morning so she can be certain to take care of all of her crops.

What she doesn't like is that many times when she doesn't give her crops adequate treatment they get infected with pests. She remembers sadly how once she lost almost her entire crop. With the experience that life gave her, though, she keeps on working.

This month she plans to hire laborers and plant pea seeds, for which she needs your help. She belongs to Lindo Amanecer de Cumutay Communal Bank and she likes the type of work. This would be her twelfth loan with MFP. She's grateful for the trust in her for such a long time.

With the 1000 soles [PEN] she'll be able to get a bag of pea seeds and pay for the service of the laborers she's going to hire.
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Zenovia tiene 65 años y es viuda. Sus hijos ya salieron de su hogar. Ella vive sola en una casa propia que construyó de joven con su esposo y se ubica en un distrito agrícola.
A pesar de su edad, Zenovia trabaja como una mujer joven. Su edad no es impedimento para dedicarse a una actividad muy cansada, la agricultura.
Los suelos de su zona son propicios para la siembra de arveja, papa, maíz y algunas hortalizas, por eso aprovecha al máximo cada temporada para producir.
“Me gusta mi trabajo, porque me siento libre caminando por las quebradas y montes con mis animales y cuidando mis cultivos”, dice.
Ella aprovecha su tiempo desde que los primeros rayos del sol alumbran la mañana, así puede asegurar el cuidado de todos sus productos. Lo que no le gusta es que muchas veces cuando no les brinda un tratamiento adecuado a sus cultivos, se infectan con plagas y recuerda con tristeza como alguna vez perdió casi toda su producción, pero con la experiencia que le dio la vida, continúa trabajando.
Éste mes tiene pensado contratar peones y sembrar semillas de arvejas. Para esto necesita de su apoyo.
Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Lindo amanecer de Cumutay”, y le agrada la modalidad de trabajo. Éste sería su crédito número 12 con MFP, está muy agradecida por la confianza hacia su persona por tanto tiempo.
Con los 1000 soles podrá adquirir una bolsa de semillas de arvejas y además podrá pagar el servicio de los peones que contratará.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 100
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,342,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Zenovia to buy pea seeds and to hire laborers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 16, 2013
Listed
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2013