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Maria
Maria, 42, is a common-law wife and has 5 children: two are grown and three still live with her.
She has been a farmer since she was a little girl.
Now that she has a family, she grows large quantities of potatoes. Potatoes are a profitable crop for Maria, because in high demand season, the revenue she gets is twice the investment; but in low season, she does not recover much of her investment. Even in this case, Maria keeps on growing potatoes because she does not have any other work to do, nor any other source of income. She tries to grow different types of vegetables to balance her income.

The loan she is requesting is the second from MFP. She has made her payments on time.
This time, the loan will be used to buy a fertilizer called 18 and nitrate. She tells us that the fetilizer 18 is needed to make the potatoes grow larger.
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Maria tiene 42 años, es conviviente, tuvo 5 hijos y que ahora solo viven con ella 3 de ellos. Desde muy niña se ha dedicado a la agricultura, ahora que tiene su familia siembra en grandes cantidades papa, para ella sembrar papa le ha sido muy rentable porque es un producto que en su temporada lo cotizan a un buen precio en el mercado y gana al doble de su inversión, pero en temporada baja, casi no recupera nada. Ella sigue sembrando porque no tiene otra alternativa en qué ocuparse, ni mucho menos otros ingresos, lo único es que siembra diversas variedades de productos para compensar sus ingresos. Viene trabajando en su segundo préstamo con MFP, demostrando puntualidad en sus pagos. Con el dinero solicitado comprará el fertilizante que llaman 18 y nitrato, nos dice que sin este fertilizante, 18, no hace fruto la planta y no se cosecha como debería ser.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 126
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  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Maria compra de fertilizante para sus cultivos.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 7, 2008
Listed
Nov 27, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2009