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Sonia
Sonia is 26 years old, lives with her partner, and has 2 children. Her husband works in a mine and returns home every once in a while. From the time she was 15 years old she worked on a small farm helping her parents. When she became engaged and had her children there was a time when she didn’t often go to the fields because of her small children. Now she wakes up at 5:00 a.m., prepares the food, and goes to her land where she grows flowers, like gladiolas. During harvest time she looks for people to help her. Planting flowers is most profitable to her because during times of festivities, like October, she can sell each bundle of 12 dozen flowers for 90 PEN. When the time of festivities pass she negotiates to 30 PEN a bundle and she plants potatoes and peas, but in small quantities. This working mother belongs to cycle VII, that is to say she is on her 7th loan, and during this time has been punctual in her payments. With this loan, she will buy pesticides that cost 280.00 PEN a kilo. These pesticides will help maintain the leaves of her flowers clean and with lush buds, and she will use the rest to employ people to help her harvest.
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Sonia tiene 26 años, es conviviente y tiene 2 niños, su esposo trabaja en una mina y llega a casa cada cierto tiempo. Desde los 15 años trabajó en la chacra, ayudando a sus padres, después cuando se comprometió y tuvo sus hijos, hubo un tiempo en que no iba con mucha frecuencia a sus campos, por sus pequeños. Pero ahora se levanta a las 5.00 a.m., prepara los alimentos y se va a sus tierras donde cultiva flores, como gladiolos, en tiempo de cosecha busca a gente que le ayude. Sembrar flores le es más rentable porque en tiempo de fiestas, como octubre, llega a vender cada fardo de 12 docenas a S/.90.00, cuando pasan las fechas festivas los negocia a S/.30.00 y siembra papa y arvejas, pero en menor cantidad. Esta madre trabajadora pertenece al ciclo VII, es decir su 7mo préstamo, en este tiempo demostró puntualidad en sus pagos. Con el dinero, esta vez, comprará pesticidas, el kilo cuesta S/.280.00, esto le sirve pare mantener las hojas de sus flores limpias y de capullo frondoso, con el resto contratará personas que le ayuden.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 111
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,069,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sonia purchase pesticides for her flower fields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 21, 2008
Listed
Nov 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 15, 2009