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Erasma
Erasma is 55 years old and has been happily married since 1969. She has one child and is currently living in a house she owns, where they prepare and sell crates of fruit. Since she was young, Erasma has been working in agriculture and for the 40 years she has been married she has raised and harvested plantain, citrus fruit and avocado. In those times the harvest was good but now they only have a limited number of fields which they harvest every 15 days and are not very profitable. In her free time, Erasma makes containers and crates to keep the fruit. She and her husband never thought this business would be as profitable as it has turned out to be and they now have good demand, creating between 100 to 150 containers or crates which they sell for 90 céntimos or 1 sol each depending on the fruit packed inside. Her husband is very pleased with this activity as he has her unconditional support and that of her child who also helps with preparations. Together, they go looking for customers, to offer they merchandise for a good price. This business is making them very happy and allows them to make between 100 and 150 soles a week, money which covers the daily food needs of the family. Erasma has in past loan cycles been the group treasurer and she accomplished this task with great responsibility, ensuring the repayments were always recorded correctly. This is her fifth loan with MFP with which she hopes to continue. She will use most of the loan to buy materials to build crates and a smaller portion to buy fertilizers for her plantain fields. Erasma is very grateful to all those who have made her loan possible as it will allow her to continue working.
Erasma tiene 55 años de edad, está felizmente casada desde 1969, ella es madre de un hijo, y actualmente viven en su casa propia, lugar donde fabrican y venden cajones de frutas. Desde su niñez Erasma se ha dedicado a la agricultura, y los 40 años de matrimonio los ha dedicado a la siembra y cultivo de plátanos, cítricos y paltas. En aquellos tiempos la cosecha era buena, pero ahora solo conservan unas cuantas chacras, las cuales cosechan cada 15 días y no les resultan rentables. Sus horas libres Erasma la dedica a la fabricación de javas y cajas para el guardado de frutas, ella y su esposo jamás pensaron que este negocio les resultaría tan rentable, pero ahora tienen muchos pedidos, produciendo de 100 a 150 javas o cajones, que venden a un precio de de 90 céntimos y 1 sol dependiendo de la fruta que se empaque. Con esta actividad su esposo está muy feliz, ya que tiene el apoyo incondicional, de ella y la de su hijo, quien colabora con la fabricación, juntos buscan clientes, para ofrecer su mercadería a un precio considerable; este negocio les está dando muchas alegrías, además de permitirle ganar a la semana de 100 a 150 soles, dinero que cubre la alimentación diaria de su familia. Erasma en los ciclos pasados ocupaba el cargo de tesorera, y cumplió con mucha responsabilidad su trabajo realizando los cobros en cada fecha cronogramada, este es su 5to préstamo con MFP con el cual espera seguir dando todo de sí. Con la mayor parte del dinero solicitado, comprará materiales para la construcción de cajones, y otra menor cantidad la utilizará para la compra de fertilizantes para su chacra de plátanos. Erasma tiene mucha gratitud a todos los que hacen posible este préstamo, ya que le permite seguir trabajando.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
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  • $53,959,050
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Erasma to buy materials to make crates to sell her fruit and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 10, 2009
Listed
Feb 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 15, 2010