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Teofila
Teofila is a very hard-working woman. She has an optimistic spirit and above all is humble. She is the mother of 9, who she has brought up alone since the father of her children abandoned her and she became father and mother to the kids. Her home is located in the city of Nazca, which is known for having a very warm climate. In addition, the town of Nazca is known for its "Lines of Nazca" which are hieroglyphics that can be found in the middle of a large arid field and that, according to experts, were used as an astronomical calendar employed to determine when the rainy season would arrive. When Teofila has free time she likes to watch television, especially Latin American soap operas (telenovelas). She also likes to prepare one of her favorite dishes for her family, which is the delicious "Frijoles con Carne" or "Beef and Beans." Due to the limited economic resources of her parents, she was only able to complete primary school, but she would very much have liked to finish high school.

With much dedication Teofila works in her business as a farmer. She has a parcel of "tuna," which is a fruit that grows on a species of cactus and is very delicious. Also on those same plants there is the "cochinilla" which is a small insect that is used for making diverse weaving fabrics, as well as to give color to foods. She works around 7 hours daily, since she always has to check her crops. She believes that things are going well for her because she is very dedicated.

Teofila is very thankful for the Kiva lenders since this is the second time that they have offered their valuable help and thanks to the help given, and more than anything thanks to the trust shown, she will be able to care for her crop which includes providing fertilizers, irrigation, weeding, among other things. In this way she will be able to have a better harvest and above all increase her income in order to continue working day by day to make her great dream a reality: "To be a great farmer."
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Teofila es una mujer muy trabajadora, tiene un espíritu optimista y sobre todo humilde, es madre de 9 hijos, a quienes ha sacado adelante sola ya que el padre de sus hijos la abandono y se convirtió en padre y madre para ellos. Su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Nazca, ciudad que se caracteriza por tener un clima muy caluroso, asimismo en el encontramos a las líneas de nazca, las cuales son geroglifos que se encuentra en medio de un extenso campo árido y que según algunos estudios se utilizaban como un calendario astronómico que era utilizado para saber cuando era la época de lluvia. Cuando Teofila tiene un tiempo libre le gusta mucho ver televisión, en especial sus novelas y también le gusta preparar uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo “Frejoles con Carne”. Debido a los pocos recursos económicos de sus padres ella solo tuvo estudios primarios, pero le hubiera gustado mucho terminar el colegio.

Con mucha dedicación Teofila trabaja en su negocio como agricultora, ella tiene una parcela de tuna, la cual es una fruta que crece en una especie de cactus y que es muy deliciosa, asimismo en estas planta se introduce la cochinilla que es un pequeño insecto llamado cochinilla, el cual es utilizado por diversas fabricas de tejido, entre otros para darle color a los insumos, ella le dedica a su trabajo alrededor de 7 horas diarias, ya que siempre tiene que revisar el cultivo; ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy dedicada.

Teofila está muy agradecida con los prestamistas Kiva ya que es la segunda vez que le brindan su valioso apoyo y gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado y sobre todo la confianza, ella podrá dar mantenimiento a su cultivo lo cual comprende abono, fertilizantes, irrigación, cuidados, entre otros, así ella podrá tener una mejor cosecha y sobre todo mejorar sus ingresos para seguir luchando día a día para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Ser una gran agricultora”.

Additional Information

About Caja Rural Señor de Luren

Caja Rural Señor de Luren is a microfinance institution based in Ica in southern Peru that primarily promotes the development of the country’s agricultural sector through lending. Today, it also offers credit for consumers, microenterprises and housing improvements, and has expanded its financial services to promote micro-savings and provide micro-insurance. This institution has been instrumental in helping borrowers recover from the devastating earthquake in the Ica region in 2007, and works with Peru’s National Bank to reach some of the poorest and most remote microfinance clients in the country.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,213,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Teofila to purchase fertilizers and to pay for irrigation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 22, 2013
Listed
Jun 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013