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Maria
María, 54, is a hardworking woman. She lives with her husband, Juan, and their four children, only two of whom live with them in their rented house.

For the past six years María has dedicated her time and effort to improving her economic situation. She and her husband earn their living farming and raising livestock. On their own land they grow potatoes, corn, and beans, which they painstakingly fertilize, look after, and harvest because they know they'll be rewarded when they sell their products at the city market. María says that she herself transports the produce to be sold. "I have to make the most of the sale and fetch the best price," she says. She also raises animals including pigs and sheep, which she fattens up so she can sell the meat later on. Thanks to her business, María brings in a steady income to keep up with household expenses. Now she wants to increase her working capital so she can have higher profits.

This is her third Kiva loan, and during all this time she has managed to advance herself in her business and bring in money for her children's futures, so she promises to be punctual with her payments. María will invest the 4000 soles in organic fertilizer for the next harvest.
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María, de 54 años es una mujer luchadora. Vive en compañía de su esposo Juan y sus 4 hijos; de los cuales solo vive con 2 de ellos en su casa alquilada.
Durante 6 años, dedicó su tiempo y esfuerzo a mejorar su situación económica. Junto a su esposo se dedica a la agricultura y ganadería. En sus propios terrenos agrícolas siembra, papa, maíz y habas los cuales fertilizan, cuida y cosecha con mucho esmero, pues sabe, que obtendrá la recompensa durante la venta de sus alimentos en el mercado de la ciudad. Cuenta que ella misma traslada sus alimentos para negociarlos, “tengo que aprovechar la venta y negociar a un mayor precio”, comenta. Asimismo cría animales como cerdos y ovejas, los cuales engorda para luego vender su carne. Gracias a esta actividad obtiene ingresos estables para mantener los gastos familiares. Ahora desea incrementar el capital de trabajo, con el que podrá obtener mejores ganancias.
Este es su tercer crédito con KIVA, durante todo este tiempo, logró avanzar en su negocio y adquirir ganancias para el futuro de sus hijos, por esa razón promete ser puntual en sus cuotas. María, invertirá los S/.4000 soles en la compra de abono orgánico para su próxima siembra.

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