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Clorinda
Clorinda, who is 48 years old, is married to Alfonso, with whom she has three children who are 14, 9, and 5 years old. They all live in their own home. Clorinda is a caring mother and a responsible wife. She has been working in farming since she was 22 years old. For this reason, she is confident in her skills as a woman working the fields. Her main crops are peas, broad beans, barley, corn, and gladiolus flowers. "The land is good where I live, which is why everything grows," she tells us. With her partner's support, they are able to cover all the work the land requires; but many times it is not enough and they have to hire help. She sells almost all of her produce at the wholesale market in Tarma. "I sell the peas, broad beans, and corn there almost instantly, but I take the gladiolus flowers to a different market," she tells us of her work. Currently, she plants to plant more peas and broad beans, taking advantage of the rains that are starting to fall this month. To do this she needs your financial support. This is her fifth loan with Kiva and during this entire time she has proven to be a responsible person who is dedicated to her communal bank. Clorinda will invest her 3,000 soles in organic fertilizer for her crops.
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Clorinda, de 48 años de edad, está casada con Alfonso con quien tiene 3 hijos de 14, 9 y 5 años. Todos ellos viven en su casa propia. Clorinda es una madre tierna y una esposa responsable. Se dedica a la agricultura desde los 22 años. Por eso confía en su desempeño como mujer de campo. Sus principales cultivos constan de arvejas, habas, cebada, maíz y flores de gladiolos. “En mi zona hay buenos terrenos, por eso crece de todo”, dice. Con el apoyo de su pareja, pueden cubrir todo el trabajo que requiere el campo; pero muchas veces no es suficiente, por eso contratan más personal. Casi toda su producción la negocian en el mercado mayorista de Tarma. “Las arvejas, habas y maíz, se venden ahí y casi al instante, pero las flores de gladiolos las llevo para otra feria”, menciona sobre su trabajo. Ahora espera volver a sembrar arvejas y habas, aprovechando las lluvias que empiezan a caer en este mes, por ello requiere de su apoyo financiero. Este es su quinto préstamo con KIVA, en todo este tiempo demostró ser una persona responsable y comprometida con su asociación. Clorinda, invertirá los S/.3000 soles en la compra de abono orgánico para nutrir sus sembríos.

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