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Ernestina Catalina
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Ernestina is a dedicated farmer, together with her husband they have dedicated themselves intensely to farming potatoes for 20 years. Their 3 young children still live with them and are studying. 7 years ago they were able to obtain a car with which they offer passenger transportation (taxi). They wish to be able to get ahead and wish for their children to finish schooling at the university. In the future they want to acquire a truck. Ernestina presents her case for a loan to invest in the purchase of organic fertilizer and insecticides for her fields, as she now has the seeds prepared for planting.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva Volunteer

Ernestina es una dedicada agricultora, junto a su esposo se han dedicado intensamente, por 20 años, a cultivar la papa, ellos formaron una familia sólida, su 3 menores hijos aún viven con ellos y están estudiando. Hace 7 años pudieron obtener un carro con el que ofrecen servicio D. transporte D. pasajeros, tienen deseos D. seguir adelante para que sus hijos terminen sus estudios universitarios. En el futuro quieren adquirir un camión. Ernestina presenta su caso para solicitar un préstamo que invertirá en la compra D. abono e insecticidas para su campo D. cultivo, ya que ya tiene las semilla preparadas.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Ernestina Catalina buy organic fertilizer and insecticide for her fields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2008
Aug 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009