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Yolanda
Yolanda is 43 years old. She married 27 years ago and she has 3 children from this relationship, one of whom died and not long ago her second daughter married. Since then she lives with her husband and one of her daughters at their own house. This partner works in agriculture, she sows potatoes, and after sowing her husband stays to look after the farm while she sells food at the main square of her town Huasahuasi. The dish she sells is called “green soup” prepared with diced potatoes and a herb called "muña" which she boils together with the potatoes and serves with a parboiled egg. Yolanda stays at the square from 9 to 10 in the morning, later she buys what she needs for the following day.
Once she has had lunch and sent lunch to her husband, she spins wool of ram so she can weave blankets, which she sells each for 40 soles ($12).
She has done this activity since she was 18 years old because her father was a craftsman and he produced blankets and ram woolen blankets, while her mother and she were spinning. This is the activity that really keeps her busy. This is her 7th loan with MFP (Kiva's partner) and with the requested money she will buy fertilizers for her potato small farm.
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Yolanda tiene 43 años de edad, es casada hace 27 años, de esa relación conyugal tiene 3 hijos, de los cuales uno de ellos murió, hace poco se casó su segunda hija, desde entonces viven ella y su esposo con una de sus hijas en su casa propia. Esta pareja se dedica a la agricultura, siembran papa, luego de la siembra su esposo se queda al pendiente de los cultivos mientras que ella vende comida en la plaza principal de su localidad llamada Huasahuasi, el plato que vende se denomina “sopa verde” preparada a base de papas picadas, la hierba llamada muña que hierve junto con la papa y se acompaña con un huevo sancochado. Yolanda permanece en la plaza de 9 a 10 de la mañana, después compra lo necesario para el día siguiente. Una vez que haya almorzado y enviado el almuerzo a su esposo se dedica hilar lana de carnero para mandar a tejer mantas, las cuales vende cada una a 40 soles, esta actividad la realiza desde que tenía 18 años porque su padre era artesano y se dedicaba a la producción de mantas y frazadas de lana de carnero, mientras que su madre y ella hilaban. Esta actividad es la que más la entretiene. Este es su 7mo préstamo con MFP y con el dinero que está solicitando comprará fertilizantes para sus chacras de papa.

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