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Olivia
Olivia is 32 years old and married to Santos, who is the father of her son Samir and of the little one who's on the way. This family lives together in their house, which is under construction and will be finished soon.

Olivia says that she has supported her parents by working in the fields since she was 15 years old. In this way she learned how exhausting and gratifying the harvest is. Together with her spouse, they began to produce different varieties of potatoes, beans, and peas. She says that growing these tubers is very tiring, so they hire labourers whom they pay by the day for their work.

At the same time, she takes care of her small grocery store, which she opened in the house where she lives. For now she prefers to look after her business because she is 8 months pregnant. Afterward she will get back into working in the fields because she misses taking her few sheep to graze while she tends her crops.

Her objectives are clear. To increase her production to save more and to stock her grocery store with more merchandise. This is her second loan with Kiva and she gives her word that she will be punctual with her monthly payments. When she gets this financial support, Olivia will use the 3000 soles to pay workers to finish the construction of her home.
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Olivia de 32 años de edad , está casada con Santos, quien es padre de su hijo Samir y del pequeño que viene en camino. Esta familia vive unida en la casa que dentro de poco terminará de construir.Olivia cuenta que, desde que tenía 15 años ya apoyaba a sus padres en el trabajo del campo. De esta manera aprendió sobre lo cansado y gratificante que son las cosechas. Al lado de su esposo empezarón a producir papas en distintas variedades, habas y arvejas , además confiesa que el cultivo de este tubérculo es muy cansado por eso contrata trabajadores a quienes paga al día por sus servicios. A la vez, se dedica a la atención de su pequeña tienda de coméstibles la cual instaló en la casa donde vive. Por ahora prefiere cuidar su negocio porque tiene 8 meses de embarazo. Posteriormente se reincorporará al trabajo de campo porque extraña llevar sus pocas ovejas a pastar mientras realiza la limpieza de sus cultivos.Sus objetivos son claros. Aumentar su producción para ahorrar más e implementar su bodega con mayor mercadería.Éste sería su segundo crédito con KIVA y da su palabra de ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas mensuales. Olivia, de recibir su apoyo financiero invertirá los S/.3000 soles en el pago a los trabajadores que terminarán la construcción de su vivienda.

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About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 87
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,191,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Olivia to pay workers to complete the construction of her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 14, 2013
Listed
Mar 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 19, 2013