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Shirley, 22 years old, lives with her husband, with whom she has a son, and cares for him in the house they built a year ago.

From the early morning hours she works growing various vegetables, and peas and potatoes. “Together with my husband I tend to the agricultural fields as to be there and to see my crops grow is my biggest satisfaction,” she says. It has been 5 years since she began to work independently on the land that she inherited from her parents, where now she puts to use all the knowledge she learned as a young girl. She says that without a doubt, she gets a good price for the crops in the city wholesale market, where she goes every 4 months to sell her harvest.

Now she wants to improve her income in order to buy more farming land in order to be able to have better production and higher profits. Shirley, will invest the 1000 soles in the purchase of organic fertilizer to nourish her crops.

This is her first loan with Kiva and she is grateful for the financial help and she agrees to make her payments on time.
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Shirley, de 22 años de edad vive en compañía de su esposo, con quien tiene un hijo, al que cuida en la casa que construyeron hace un año. Desde las primeras horas del día se dedica al cultivo de diversas verduras, además de alverjas y papa. “Junto a mi esposo me dirijo a los terrenos agrícolas, estar ahí y ver crecer a mis sembríos, es mi principal gratificación”, afirma. Hace 5 años que comenzó a trabajar de manera independiente en los terrenos que heredó de sus padres, donde ahora aplica todos los conocimientos que aprendió desde niña. Afirma sin ninguna duda, que sus cosechas son compradas a buen precio en el mercado mayoristas de la ciudad, donde cada 4 meses lleva a comercializar los alimentos maduros. Ahora desea mejorar sus ingresos para adquirir más terrenos agrícolas y de esa manera poder tener mayor producción y mayores ingresos. Shirley, invertirá los S/.1000 soles en la compra de abono orgánico para nutrir sus sembríos.
Este es el primer préstamo con KIVA y agradece el apoyo financiero brindando ,además se compromete a pagar sus cuotas de manera puntual.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 76
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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 $400 helped Shirley to buy organic fertilizer for her crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 26, 2013
Apr 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2013