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Fortunato is 51 years old, and he and his wife, Cleofe, live with their two children in their own home. Fortunato has dedicated the past 30 years of his life to organic cacao farming. Before settling into cacao farming, he raised and bred cattle, though it was challenging to locate and return cows to his herd that had strayed out of the pasture.

As one of the pioneers of organic fertilizer and manure in his area, Fortunato has been quite pleased with the healthy results it yields in conjunction with his experienced farming techniques. He hopes that an increasing number of farmers will switch to organic manure and fertilizers in the near future. As he expands his farming operation, he requires more fertilizer for tending his cacao trees and producing a high-quality harvest. One of his long term goals is to open a small grocery store in the city center where his wife could work to generate additional income for their family. This is his first loan, and he promises to make all scheduled repayments on time. Fortunato plans to use the support from this loan to purchase organic fertilizer for tending his cacao trees.
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Fortunato tiene 51 años de edad, está casado con Cleofe y tiene 2 hijos con quienes reside en su vivienda construida a base de material noble .Posee un terreno agrícola en el cual se dedica a la producción de cacao orgánico desde hace 30 años, anteriormente tenia por labor la crianza de reses pero según comenta le era muy difícil localizarlas cuando se extraviaban.Es uno de los pioneros en el uso de abono orgánico ya que después de su primera prueba obtuvo una buena calidad de mazorcas de cacao logrando así que otros agricultores usaran ese producto y como parte de la expansión de árboles de cacao desea adquirir una cantidad considerable de abono orgánico para garantizar una producción de calidad. Uno de sus objetivos a largo plazo es aperturar una tienda de productos comestibles en la zona urbana de su localidad para ocupar laboralmente a su esposa .Este es su primera experiencia en Kiva y se compromete a pagar sus cuotas de manera puntual .Con los S/.3,000 soles comprará abono orgánico.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 81
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,829,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Fortunato to purchase organic fertilizer for tending his cacao crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013