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Samuel, 49, has lived with Daria for the last 26 years. They have four children but only two of them live with him in his own house located in Huandunga, Palca. For over 28 years he’s farmed potatoes, peas, corn and broad beans on his 3 hectares of farmland. He also mentions that thanks to owning a car he provides taxi services along the Talca-Palca route to earn extra income for his family. He’s done very well since then so much so that not long ago he had two cars that he worked with but, unfortunately, he had some losses with his pea crops and had to sell one of the cars.

“I’ll never stop farming; it’s my life,” he affirms, because he enjoys this activity very much. He wants to intensify it in order to increase production.

This is his first loan with MFP where he feels very satisfied with the support because it will change his quality of life.

The roof on Samuel’s house has holes in it that let water in. Because of this he’ll use the loan to reroof his house as well as install doors and windows on the rooms which are 20 years old.
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Samuel, de 49 años, convive desde hace 26 años con Daria, con quien tiene 4 hijos, pero solo vive con 2 de ellos en su casa propia ubicada en el caserío de Huandunga, Palca. Hace más de 28 años, se dedica a la siembra de papa, maíz, arveja y habas, sobre sus 3 hectáreas de terrenos agrícolas que posee. Asimismo menciona que gracias al auto que tiene, realiza el servicio de trasporte público cubriendo las rutas de Palca a Tarma, puede obtener un ingreso extra para la economía de su familia. Desde entonces le va muy bien, tanto que hace algún tiempo tenía 2 autos, con los que trabajaba, sin embargo tuvo perdidas en la siembra de arveja que tuvo que vede un carro. “No dejaré de sembrar, es mi vida”, afirma, pues le gusta mucho esta actividad, en el que desea intensificarse para aumentar su productividad. Este es el primer crédito con MFP, donde se siente satisfecho por el apoyo. Pues cambiará su calidad de vida. El techo de la casa de Samuel, se encuentra con orificios donde ingresa agua. Por ello con el crédito invertirá en el techado de su casa, asimismo colocará puertas y ventanas de los cuartos que tiene 20 años de antigüedad.

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,488,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Samuel to roof his house and replace doors and windows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2011
May 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2011