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Nerida
Nerida, 36, is married to Manuel and they have two children, Karelyn, 16, and Arnol, 9. They live in their own house in a farming community where they have worked their own land for 15 years, enjoying what they do. They also rent land, so agriculture is their main source of income.

"I grow peas, potatoes and gladiolus.", she says, adding that the most profitable crop is the gladiolus since she can sell each packet for 70 PEN. Regarding profitability, she says it is better if she takes her produce to the wholesale market in Tarma, where buyers and sellers arrive early in the morning in search of bargains.

That is why Nerida is careful with her crops and aims to expand each season. She wants to buy more land in other districts to grow vegetables.

She is about to begin the arduous job of sowing corn, potatoes and peas, which makes for an important investment. This is her ninth loan through MFP and she is committed to paying it back on time. She belongs to the communal bank "los Picaflores de Patay" and is very grateful for all the years of trust shown to her and the support from the training talks.

She will use the loan to buy bags of pea, potato and gladiolus seeds and fertilizer, and hire workers.
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Nerida de 36 años está casada con Manuel, con quien tiene 2 hijos: Karelyn de 16 y Arnol de 9 años. Esta familia habita un hogar propio en una localidad agrícola. Hace 15 años labora en terrenos de su propiedad y en otros que arrienda, le agrada el trabajo del campo. La agricultura es su principal actividad y la fuente de sus ingresos.
“Siembro arvejas, papas y gladiolos”, comenta, añadiendo que es más rentable la cosecha de gladiolos, ya que cada paquete lo vende a 70 soles.
En cuanto a su rentabilidad dice que, le conviene llevar sus productos hacia el mercado mayorista de Tarma, donde desde muy temprano, vendedores y compradores circulan la zona, en busca de ventas y compras satisfactorias.
Por esa razón Nerida no descuida sus sembríos y cada vez siembra un poco más. De esta manera piensa adquirir otras parcelas en otros distritos para producir hortalizas.
Ésta vez iniciará una jornada de trabajo intensa. Sembrará maíz, papas y arvejas. Su inversión será importante. Éste es su crédito número 9 con MFP, por eso se compromete a ser puntual en el pago de sus cuotas. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “los Picaflores de Patay”. Agradece mucho tantos años de confianza hacia su persona y el apoyo con las charlas educativas.
Destinará el dinero en la compra de bolsas de semillas de arvejas, papas, y gladiolos. Además comprará fertilizantes y pagará los servicios de los jornaleros que contratará para esas actividades.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 125
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,814,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,550 helped Nerida to buy bags of pea, potato and gladiolus seeds and hire workers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 1, 2013
Listed
Feb 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2013