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Victoria
Victoria is 48 years old, and has 7 children, although one passed away and 2 now live independently. With an attentive gaze and full concentration she knits and crochets skirts, hats, jackets, etc. She has spent most of her life doing this, and what gives her the greatest pleasure is that it's very profitable and she has made regular clients. When it's harvest time, she helps her husband with his farm duties, and once gathered, she prepares the crops before putting them in a storehouse until they can later be sorted by size. Once this process is finished, her husband borrows a car in order to transport the merchandise to the city, and Victoria takes advantage of this opportunity to bring her textiles and sell them in the market. Thanks to her skill in her trade, she can make enough money for her personal needs. Even when she takes her animals out to graze, she's knitting. Even when she is walking to their farm, she continues knitting. Even during meetings with her local bank, she's there, busy knitting.

This is her 5th loan with MFP, and she has always shown herself to be punctual with her payments. With part of the money that she's asking for, she will buy chemical fertilizers for the hectare of potatoes that she and her husband just planted, and with the other part she will buy skeins of yarn of different colors which she will use for her textiles.
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Victoria tiene 48 años, es casada, tiene 7 hijos, uno falleció y 2 ya viven independientes. Con una atenta mirada y la plena concentración teje faldas, gorras, chompas, etc. a palitos y a crochet, en esta actividad lleva toda su vida, y lo que le causa mayor placer es que le es muy rentable, y ha hecho clientes regulares. En época de cosecha apoya a su esposo con las faenas agrícolas, una vez cosechada su producción, la acumulan en su deposito y después con mayor disposición de tiempo selecciona sus productos de acuerdo al tamaño. Una vez realizado este proceso su esposo busca un carro para transportar al mercado de la ciudad, y Victoria aprovecha para llevar sus tejidos y vender en el mercado. Gracias a su habilidad textil, puede disponer de dinero para sus necesidades personales, inclusive cuando saca a pastear a sus animales va tejiendo y camino a su chacra, sigue tejiendo. Inclusive durante las reuniones de su banco comunal está ocupada con su tejido, este es su 5to crédito con MFP, donde en todo este tiempo ha demostrado ser puntual en sus pagos. Con una parte del dinero que solicita comprará fertilizantes químicos para que ella y su esposo abonen la hectárea de papas que acaban de sembrar; y con la otra parte comprará madejas de lana de diversos colores para la elaboración de sus tejidos.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 89
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,985,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Victoria purchase of wool for textiles and fertilizer for farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 26, 2009
Listed
Apr 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2009