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Sonia is a hard-working 48-year-old woman. She lives with her husband Zosimo and three of her nine children, in a house that the family has rented for 13 years.

Sonia has been a farmer for the past 20 years. She always enjoyed walking through farm fields, and her parents instilled their values in her when she was very young. Sonia owns her own land, which she manages meticulously as it is next to a river. "The fields are very productive because they're irrigated," she notes, "and I earn a good income from my farm."

Sonia sells her produce in Lima, where she has regular customers. She also raises animals, which provide additional income to stabilize the family's finances over the long term. This is Sonia's second Kiva loan, and she is grateful for the financial support of lenders, which has helped to improve her business. Sonia is therefore determined to make timely payments. She will use the 1,000 soles to purchase organic fertilizer to use for her next plantings.
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Sonia, de 48 años es una mujer trabajadora. Vive en compañía de su esposo Zosimo y 3 de sus 9 hijos en una casa alquilada desde hace 13 años. Desde hace 20 años se dedica a la agricultura, sus padre le inculcaron los valores desde pequeña, ya que siempre disfrutó de caminar por las pradera. Posee terrenos agrícolas propios, los cuales cuida con mucho esmero, ya que se ubican al costado del río, “son muy productivos, obtengo buenos ingresos pues gracias al riego son de buena calidad”, afirma. Las verduras que produce los comercializan a la ciudad de Lima, donde tiene clientes fijos, asimismo cría animales, los cuales le brindan un ingreso adicional, que le ayuda a mantener la economía del hogar de manera permanente. Este es el segundo crédito con KIVA, por lo que agradece el apoyo financiero brindado, pues le ayuda a mejorar su negocio. Por esa razón, promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas. Sonia, invertirá los S/.1000 soles en la compra de abono orgánico para nutrir sus próximos sembríos.


About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,986,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD