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Teresa, aged 22, is a young mother of a small son aged just 2, who provides both her reason for and strength to continue fighting. Teresa is from the village of Orcotuna, and she has lived there since she was born. Many have left for other towns searching for a better future, but Teresa hasn’t: she believes she can have a bright future and give her son the best of everything in her hometown.

Teresa trusts in her hands and in the land, which is the source of her sustenance. Teresa’s fields produce alfalfa, which is the feed for her livestock, who proviD. milk which she sells in the livestock market. Teresa is very courageous and knows how to control her animals, especially bulls, which she also breeds, raises and then sells in the market. Although she’s only spent one year working in this profession, Teresa is already an expert livestock farmer. The money she is asking for is in order to sow alfalfa on more of her land and to be able to buy the necessary seeds and fertiliser to do this. Teresa believes in the land, and she asks that you believe in her.

Translated from the Spanish by Katy Long, Kiva Volunteer

Teresa a sus 22 años es una joven madre D. un pequeño D. tal sólo dos años, que es su razón y fuerza para luchar. Teresa es del pueblo D. Orcotuna, y allí vive desD. que nació. Muchos se fueron a otras ciudades buscando un futuro mejor, pero Teresa no, ella cree que pueD. tener un buen futuro y darle lo mejor a su hijo en su propia tierra. Teresa confía en sus manos y en esa tierra fuente D. su sustento. El terreno D. Teresa produce alfalfa, que es el alimento D. su ganado del que extrae la leche, que venD. en la feria ganadera, Teresa es muy valiente y sabe como manejar a sus animales, es especial a los toros, ya que los cría, cuida y también venD. en la feria. A pesar que sólo lleva un año trabajando D. esta manera, Teresa ya es toda una experta ganadera. El dinero que piD., es para sembrar alfalfa en otras áreas D. su terreno, comprar para ello, semillas y abono. Teresa cree en su tierra, y ella te piD. que creas en ella.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 126
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  • $60,164,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Teresa purchase seeds and fertilisers in order to plant alfalfa in her fields and continue raising livestock for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009