A loan of $1,100 helped to buy fruit at wholesale.

Ober's story

Ober, 28, is a responsible, dependable man living with his wife, Noemí, and their two children in a rented house located in the city of Tarma. Since a young age he learned farming and since then has farmed potato and olluco (a tuber), products he constantly fertilizes and his wife cares for very diligently thereby obtaining a good harvest that’s sold in his city’s central market. However, half a year ago he went into buying and selling fruit in a market in the nation’s capital. According to what he tells us, the days of greatest sales are Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays because sales consist, in large measure, in fruits produced in Perú’s jungle. Because of this, he wants to buy a space in that same market to start this fruit business and not have to pay rent.

He is a member of the “Nuevo Amanecer Renovado” (New Renewed Dawn) and this is his fifth loan with MFP. As the only male member, he is responsible and hard working. Ober handles a daily capital of around 2000 to 3000 soles so he’s planning on using the loan to buy a great variety of fruit to sell.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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