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Irene
Irene is a married, fifty-year-old woman. She has five children, all of whom live with her and her husband in their home made from adobe. She makes a living in farming and in producing cocoa, barbasco, and other local products. She has been doing this for more than thirty years with the support of her husband. When she began this work, she did not have her own land. Therefore, she began as a worker on other lands and later, with the money she earned together with her husband and with support from her parents, she acquired a plot of land (roughly two hectares).

This land now provides her with a way to make her own money. She currently has a good variety of cocoa crops that are of a high commercial quality and that are frequently requested in the store centers in her town. One of her principle objectives is to save up money in order to improve the infrastructure of her home, an activity that will benefit her entire family.

This is her first loan with Kiva, and she feels thankful for the financial support that she receives in order to continue moving forward. She promises to pay her installments on time. At this time, she is requesting 1,000 soles; she will continue to invest in her lands by buying organic fertilizer and farming tools.
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Irene es una mujer casada de 50 años y tiene 5 hijos que viven con ella en su casa hecha de adobe junto a su esposo. Se dedica al campo y producción de cacao, barbasco y otros productos de su zona hace más de 30 años con el apoyo de su esposo. Cuando se inició no contaba con un terreno propio para su labor independiente, es por ello que se inició como trabajadora en otros terrenos y posteriormente con el dinero que reunió conjuntamente con su esposo y apoyo de sus padres adquirió un terreno de 2 hectáreas que se convertiría en el principal sustento de su economía. Actualmente posee una buena variedad de plantaciones con cacao de buena calidad comercial que son muy solicitados en los centros de acopio de su localidad. Uno de sus principales objetivos es reunir dinero y mejorar la infraestructura de su vivienda en beneficio de su familia. Este es su primer préstamo 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 1,000 nuevos soles para seguir invirtiendo en sus terrenos con la compra de abono orgánico y herramientas para cultivar.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 113
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,074,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Irene to buy organic fertilizer and farming tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 25, 2013
Listed
Oct 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 1, 2015