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Elsa
Elsa is 56 years old, she had her partner for 30 years. She is a mother of 8 children. At present she lives alone with her two younger children, and she is very sad because less than two weeks ago her husband died. In life, her husband used to work with her children at the small farm and Elsa worked raising pigs, rams and cows, because her husband used to say that the work at the small farm was only for men. Now she will have to take charge of her husband's farm, but she is worried because she will not be able to take care of her animals. Elsa tell us they mainly sow potatoes and that with the profits of all these years of work they were able to buy their house, acquire their own farming lots and especially educate their children. Whereas the food expenses were covered by the sales of pork, and when they didn't have enough they would sell the cows for 800 or 1000 soles( $250-315), depending on the race. And when the cow produced milk she would make and sell cheese. Now after the death of her husband, it's only hope and her young children what motivates her to get over her sorrow.

Elsa is quite active in her communal bank, the past cycle she was a member of the council. She was in charge of giving the announcements from the loan adviser to the members. This her 7th loan, and in all this time she has demonstrated to pay her quotas with great responsibility. The requested money will be use to buy fertilizers and insecticides to protect the potatoes from the worms. It's worth mentioning that she is very grateful to those who make this loan possible so she can work.
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Elsa tiene 56 años de edad, conviviente por 30 años, es madre de 8 hijos, en la actualidad vive solo con sus dos hijos menores, y está muy triste porque hace menos de dos semanas que falleció su esposo. En vida, su esposo trabajaba con sus hijos en la chacra y Elsa se a criar cerdos, carneros y vacas, porque su esposo decía que la chacra era trabajo para varones, pero ahora tendrá que hacerse cargo de los cultivos de su esposo por lo que está preocupada porque no podrá cuidar de sus animales. Elsa no cuenta que mayormente siembran papa y que las ganancias de todos estos años de trabajo les ha permitido comprar su casa, adquirir sus propios terrenos de cultivos y sobre todo, educar a sus hijos. Mientras que los gastos de alimentación los cubría con la venta de carne de cerdo, y cuando les faltaba vendía sus vacas a 800 ó 1000 soles, dependiendo de la raza. Y cuando la vaca proveía leche hacía quesos y los vendía. Ahora con la muerte de su esposo, la única esperanza y lo que le motiva a sobreponerse de su pena son sus menores hijos. Elsa es muy activa en su banco comunal, el ciclo pasado tenía el cargo de vocal, se encargaba de pasar los comunicados del asesor de crédito a los integrantes, este es su 7mo préstamo, y en todo este tiempo ha demostrado pagar sus cuotas con mucha responsabilidad. El dinero que solicita es par la compra de fertilizantes e insecticidas para contrarrestar al gusano que ataca la papa. Cabe mencionar que ella está muy agradecida con aquellos que hacen posible este crédito para que pueda trabajar.

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