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Olga
Olga, 48, is married and has one small child who lives with her in her own house. She earns her living in agriculture and has a large plot of 12 hectares on which she plants different varieties of seeds. She has 8 hectares of cacao and 4 of bananas, citrus and corn. The land was passed down from her parents, who divided it equally between her and her siblings. Olga also has 4 more hectares on which she hopes to plant additional crops. At first she worked by herself, but she gets help now from her husband and eventually from other people once the size of the harvest increases.

Olga says she likes country life. She has learned to endure the rhythm of work and knows how to get the job done because she learned from her parents when she was very young. She assures us, however, that physical fatigue is incessant because the work requires a great deal of effort. In spite of that she is fully satisfied with the income she makes because it allows her the money she needs give her family a better quality of life.

At this time Olga is requesting a loan of 3000 soles. She is so excited to know that there are people who will provide economic support for her to continue her work. She promises to be a responsible and punctual member. She'll invest her loan in the purchase of organic fertilizer and certified seeds so she can plant another hectare of cacao.
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Olga, de 48 años de edad, es casada y tiene un pequeño hijo con quien vive en su casa propia. La actividad que realiza Olga esta orientada a la agricultura, tiene un extenso terreno de 12 hectáreas las cuales ha destinado a la siembra de diferentes cultivos. Tiene 8 hectáreas sembradas con cacao, sin embargo 4 hectáreas están distribuidas con la siembra de plátanos, cítricos y maíz. Su terreno fue heredado por sus padres y repartido en partes iguales a cada uno de sus hermanos. Adicionalmente tiene 4 hectáreas más de su propiedad en la que espera aumentar sus cultivos sembrados. Inicialmente trabajaba sola, ahora trabaja con ayuda de su esposo y eventualmente de otras personas cuando se incrementa el volumen de su cosecha. Comenta que le gusta la vida en el campo, además ha aprendido a sobrellevar el ritmo del trabajo y sabe como ejecutarlo ya que desde muy joven cumplió esta función con ayuda de sus padres. Sin embargo, asegura que el cansancio físico es constante ya que es una actividad que exige mucho esfuerzo, a pesar de ello le llena de satisfacción los ingresos económicos que percibe ya que eso le permite tener el dinero necesario para darle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia. En esta oportunidad solicitará S/. 3000, está muy emocionada al saber que hay personas que le brindan un respaldo económico para continuar desarrollando su actividad laboral, así mismo se compromete a ser una socia puntual y responsable. El monto solicitado lo invertirá en la compra de abono orgánico y de semillas certificadas para ampliar una hectárea más de cacao.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 125
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  • $56,116,275
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    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Olga to buy organic fertilizer and certified seeds to increase production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 16, 2013
Listed
Aug 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 4, 2014