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María, 52, is very self-sacrificing and hardworking. She supports her family. Her parents who are still with her are blessed to have such a devoted daughter. She lives in a house built with substantial materials that she managed to build with her siblings for the family’s wellbeing.

She’s worked for the last five years as a beekeeper and cocoa bean grower; she's found the key to success. She took advantage of some free space in her parcels of land and started out with just one hive but with the success she had as of today she has five. She likes her work very much because she feels like she understands the bees although she has been stung by them but that doesn’t bother her since she states that it’s good for your health.

The best way to do this work and to work in harmony with the bees is to always be in a good mood and happy because they can feel that human instinct and it’s possible to do this activity just like any other. Among her priorities is to expand production alongside her agricultural activities. Therefore, she plans to buy bee hives as well as cacao plant seedlings to continue accumulating capital to reach her objective of acquiring more land for cocoa bean production.

This is her 5th MFP loan and it gives her confidence in the work she does. She thanks her communal bank members for the welcome they gave her when she became a member of the group. She will use the 2,000 soles to buy a bee hive, wood boxes to raise bees as well as cacao plant seedlings and organic manure for optimum production.
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María de 52 años muy abnegada y trabajadora, apoya a su familia cuyos padres aun con ella tienen la dicha de tener una hija dedicada. Habita una casa de material noble que logró construir junto a sus hermanos para el bienestar de su familia. Desde hace 5 años dedicada a la crianza de abejas y producción de cacao, halló la clave de su progreso. Aprovechando cierto espacio libre en sus parcelas inició tan solo con una caja según cuenta, tuvo éxito pues ya son 5 hasta hoy. Le agrada mucho su trabajo ya que siente comprender a las abejas, aunque también recibió picaduras pero no le molesta puesto que indica es bueno para la salud.
La mejor manera para desempeñar esta labor y trabajar en armonía con las abejas, es estar siempre de buen humor comenta, puesto que ellas sienten ese instinto humano y es posible desempeñar esta actividad como cualquier otra. Dentro de sus prioridades planea ampliar su producción paralela a sus actividades agrícolas, por tanto tiene pensado comprar cajas de abeja así como almácigos de cacao con el cual seguirá acumulando capital en su afán de cumplir su objetivo que es adquirir mas parcelas para la producción de cacao. Su crédito número 05 logrado con MFP le da confianza en el trabajo que ella desempeña en tanto agradece a sus compañeros de su banco comunal por la acogida que le brindaron para lograr ser parte del progreso grupal.
Con los 2,000 soles planea concretar la compra de cera para abeja, cajas de madera para crianza así como almácigos de cacao y abonos orgánicos para una optima producción.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 117
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,968,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Maria to buy beeswax, wood crates, cacao plant seedlings and organic manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Nov 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2013