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Epifania
Epifania is 53 years old. She is married to Paulino, with whom she had 4 children, all of which are older and independent.

Epifania has a home of adobe where she lives only with her husband. She works in agriculture, and she plants products like cacoa, coffee, and barbasco [an inedible yam used in making synthetic hormones] among others. She has been doing this work for 35 years, and from the beginning, it has been her principle economic foundation, with which she managed to support her children economically.

When Epifania started to develop this trade, she says that these crops were not in demand because they were located in the jungle, neglected by capital investments. However, with the passage of time, support from the state, and private companies, she has managed to increase her earnings like other farmers in the area, with the income from direct buyers and entitites that deal wholly with the capture of the region's net products.

Epifania is pleased with her work, which she has done almost all her life, trying to obtain good quality products each season. One of her main objectives is to manage to construct her home with superior materials, which she hopes to leave as a legacy for her children in the benefit of her grandchildren who she loves very much.

This Epifania's second loan with Kiva, and she is very grateful for the financial support that she receives to keep going forward, and further, she promises to pay her dues on time. This time she hopes to have 2,000 nuevos soles to purchase wholesale organic fertilizer and sacks to store the cacao beans.
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Epifania tiene 53 años, esta casada con Paulino con quien tuvo 4 hijos que son ya mayores e independientes.
Posee una vivienda construida a base de adobe donde vive únicamente con su esposo. Epifania se dedica a la agricultura por está razón siembra productos como el cacao, café, barbasco; entre otros. Se dedica a esta labor hace más de 35 años y desde sus inicios fue su principal sustento económico ya que logró así mantener a sus hijos económicamente. Cuando empezó a desarrollar este oficio comenta que los productos que ahora cultiva no tenían una buena demanda por estar ubicada en la selva abandonada por las inversiones capitales, sin embargo con el paso de los años y apoyo del estado y empresas privadas ha logrado incrementar sus ganancias al igual que otros agricultores de su zona con el ingreso de compradores directos y entidades que se dedican integralmente a la captación de productos netos de su región. Le agrada mucho su trabajo puesto que es una actividad que desempeño casi toda su vida tratando de obtener en cada campaña una buena calidad de sus productos. Uno de sus principales objetivos es lograr construir su vivienda a base de material noble ya que espera dejarles así a sus hijos una herencia material en beneficio de sus nietos a quienes quiere mucho. Este es su segundo 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 oportunidad desea contar con 2,000 nuevos soles para la compra de abono orgánico al por mayor y sacos para guardas los granos secos de cacao.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,995,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Epifania purchase organic fertilizer and sacks for storing cacao.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 25, 2013
Listed
Oct 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 1, 2015