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María
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Maria is a very hard-working woman who undertakes the hard manual labour of the fields. Year after year she worked as a day-labourer on other people’s lands: often they didn’t recognise the tremendous effort she made with the meagre pay they gave her. Because of this, five years ago Maria decided to dedicate herself entirely to the wholesale retail of carrots: she also sells alfalfa occasionally. Maria’s work consists of going to the cultivation fields at the time of the carrot harvest: after the washing process she selects them, packages them and then sells them wholesale in the wholesale market in Huancayo. In this way Maria is an important economic provider in her household, above all for her three children who are still studying. Maria’s wish is to obtain a loan in order to buy a larger quantity of carrots and thus increase her profits. If previously unkind people have taken advantage of Maria’s neediness, she has now learnt that with continued efforts it is possible to advance her family’s well-being by herself. Your help will be very valuable in her life, and something that she will never forget.


Translated from the Spanish by Katy Long, Kiva Volunteer


María es una mujer muy trabajadora dedicada a las duras tareas del campo, año tras año trabajó como peón en otras tierras, muchas veces no compensaba el tremendo esfuerzo que hacía con el pago que le daban. Por ello hace 5 años atrás María decide dedicarse enteramente a la venta de zanahorias al por mayor, también se dedica a la venta de alfalfa de manera ocasional. El trabajo de María consiste en ir a los terrenos de cultivo para la cosecha de zanahoria, luego de un proceso de lavado las selecciona, encostala y así las vende al por mayor en el mercado mayorista de Huancayo. De esta manera María es un sostén importante para la economía de su hogar, sobre todo para sus 3 hijos que están estudiando. El deseo de María es obtener el préstamo para comprar mayor cantidad de zanahoria y obtener mayores ganancias. Si antiguamente personas desconsideradas se aprovechaban de la necesidad de María, ella ahora ha aprendido que con su esfuerzo y empeño puede sacar adelante a su familia por sí misma, tu apoyo sería muy valioso para su vida, algo que nunca olvidará.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
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  • $53,956,025
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  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped María maria needs to buy a larger quantity of carrots during the harvest in order to sell them in her local market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 30, 2008
Listed
Jul 16, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2009