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Mercedes
Mercedes, 35 years old, is a simple woman. She lives in the company of her daughter who she takes care of in the house constructed of rustic materials that belongs to her sister. Her days are centered on the care of her five nieces and nephews who were left as orphans, along with her family who support their upbringing. “All afternoon I’m dedicated to them. We are the only thing that they have,” she affirms.

Mercedes raises guinea pigs. Her success began two years ago, when she decided to dabble in the raising of those animals. Now she already has 150 specimens. She sows alfalfa to feed them and she later wants to grow her farm. Every four months the production increases. It is because of this that she constantly sells the guinea pigs to the butchers that come to her home.

This is her fourth loan with Kiva and she hopes to firm up her plans with the financial support that she will receive. On the other hand, she promises to make her payments punctually. Mercedes will invest the 3000 Nuevos Soles in the purchase of guinea pigs and the maintenance of her farm.
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Mercedes, de 35 años es una mujer sencilla. Vive en compañía de su hija a la que cuida en la casa de material rústico de su hermana.Sus días se centran en el cuidado de sus 5 sobrinos, quienes quedaron huérfanos y junto a su familia, se apoyan en la crianza de los mismos, “toda la tarde me dedicó a ellos, somos lo único que tiene”, afirma. Mercedes se dedica a la crianza de cuyes , su éxito comenzó hace 2 años, cuando decidió incursionar en la crianza de estos animales, ahora ya tiene 150 ejemplares, siembra la alfalfa para alimentarlos y quiere más adelante ampliar su granja, pues cada 4 meses aumenta la producción. Es por ello que vende constantemente, los cuyes a los carniceros que llegan a su casa.Este es el cuarto crédito con Kiva y espera concretar sus planes, con el apoyo financiero que recibira , por otro lado se compromte a pagar sus cuotas de manera puntual.Mercedes, invertirá los S/.3000 soles en la compra de cuyes y mantenimiento de su granja.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,175,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Mercedes to buy guinea pigs and maintain her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 24, 2013
Listed
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 14, 2014