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Maurilio is 46 and lives with his wife and five young children. He grows potatoes in the local community, where he was born and learned agriculture as a boy through his parents, who taught him everything he knows relating to this activity. He had to assume new responsibilities since he got married.

Agriculture has helped him support his family, and he is grateful to his parents for teaching him how to work the land. Without a doubt, he enjoys selling the products that he hardly works on during months. Specially during harvest; selecting the products is the most tiresome part of being a farmer.

Maurilio’s family is the reason for him to be better every day. Now, he wishes to invest in seeds and fertilizer, both very expensive.

Translated from Spanish by Sofia Burt, Kiva volunteer.

Maurilio tiene 46 años, vive con su esposa y sus 5 hijos jóvenes. Está dedicado al cultivo de papa en su localidad, donde nació y desde pequeño aprendió la labor de agricultor por sus padres, quienes le enseñaron todo lo concerniente a esta actividad y desde que contrajo matrimonio tuvo que asumir nuevas responsabilidades.

La agricultura es la actividad que le ayudó a mantener su hogar, por lo cual se siente muy agradecido con sus padres quienes le instruyeron en ello.Sin duda, lo que le agrada, es el momento de comercializar sus productos agrícolas, a los que se dedicó por muchos meses, sobre todo en la cosecha, la selección de los productos es lo más tedioso para todo agricultor.

Maurilio tienen en sus cinco hijos y su esposa las mejores razones para ser mejor cada día.
Ahora, desea invertir en la compra de semillas y abonos, los cuales son muy costosos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 105
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,068,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Maurilio purchase seeds and fertilizer for farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2008
Sep 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009