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Herminio
Herminio, a 41 year old, is a widower and has 5 children who he cares for in the house that he bought 18 years ago. Despite the difficulties that he has had in achieving upward mobility, he has always had the motivation to do so, yet he also has to care for his many children. Since he was very young, he has worked the earth, as his parents taught him the noble endeavor that is farming. He now works upon the hectares of land which he inherited, where he plants potatoes, corn, and peas in the highlands and fruits like apples, plantains, and citrus fruits in the warmer regions. He says that thank to the fertile lands which he possesses, he can make a good living, which helps him to grow his income as he sells each harvest in the country's capital city, where he travels every 15 days. He now wants to improve his profits by creating additional production and he hopes to achieve this end through hard work and effort.

This is his first loan through KIVA, and he is waiting for this financial aid in order to continue working, and he also promises to be punctual in his payments. Herminio will invest the 1000 Soles in buying organic fertilizers to add nutrients to his fruit crops.
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Herminio, de 41 años de edad , es viudo y tiene 5 hijos a los que cuida en la casa que compró hace 18 años. A pesar de las dificultades que tiene siempre saca la fuerza necesaria para seguir adelante, pues tiene muchos hijos a quienes cuidar . Desde muy joven comenzó a cuidar de la tierra, pues sus padres le enseñaron el noble oficio de la agricultura. Ahora el produce la tierra en las hectáreas que le heredaron donde siembra, papa, maíz, alverja en zona alta y frutas como manzana, plata y demás cítricos en la zona cálida. Comenta que gracias a las tierras fértiles que posee, puede obtener buenos ingresos económicos que le ayudan a mejorar sus ingresos, pues cada cosecha lo comercializa a la capital del país, donde viaja cada 15 días. Ahora desea mejorar sus ganancias, adquiriendo mayor producción y espera poder lograrlo con mucho trabajo y esfuerzo.
Este es el primer préstamo con KIVA, espera el apoyo financiero para seguir trabajando,además promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas.
Herminio, invertirá los S/.1000 soles en la compra de abono orgánico para nutrir sus frutales.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 130
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  • $57,388,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD