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Hermelinda, age 26, is a single mother of three children with whom she lives in her adobe house. Hermelinda works in agriculture and owns some hectares that she got with the support of her parents. This is the primary means of support for her home. For almost 7 years she has been planting organic cacao. This product is the primary means of sustenance of many homes in the region. She has the intention to acquire additional fields to grow her farm and, in effect, to increase her income in order to benefit her children, as she hopes to support them as they become professionals.

This is her first loan with Kiva and she feels grateful for the financial support that she is receiving to get ahead. She is committed to making her payments in a punctual manner. At this point in time, she wants to borrow 1,000 nuevos soles for the purchase of organic fertilizer and thus nourish her sown fields.
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Hermelinda tiene 26 años, es madre soltera de sus 3 hijos con quienes vive en su casa construida a base de adobe. Hermelinda se dedica a la agricultura y posee unas héctareas que adquirió con el apoyo de sus padres, el cual es su principal sustento para su hogar. Lleva casi 7 años sembrando cacao orgánico y este producto es el principal sustento de muchos hogares en su región. Tiene pensado adquirir más terrenos de cultivo para ampliar sus plantaciones y en efecto incrementar sus ingresos económicos en beneficio de sus hijos a quienes espera apoyar hasta convertirlos en buenos profesionales. Este es su primer crédito con Kiva y se siente agradecida por el apoyo financiero que recibe para seguir adelante, además se compromete a pagar sus cuotas de manera puntual. En esta ocasión desea contar con 1,000 nuevos soles para la compra de abono orgánico y así nutrir sus sembríos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 151
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,187,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Hermelinda to buy organic fertilizer for her sown fields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 25, 2014