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Jessica
Jessica is 40 years old. She lives in her own house with her husband and her two sons who are 15 and 12 years old. For the past 20 years, she has been making children's shoes. She was encouraged by her husband who had experience in this line of work because he had worked in shoe-making shops from the time he was very young. Together they decided to begin their own business, which has meant much sacrifice. But now it is their main source of income.

Jessica helps her husband in the less difficult tasks. Shoe-making is very difficult work, requiring sewing, cutting, and gluing, and in large quantities because of the number of orders they fill. Each day they make 12 pairs of small shoes, which is no easy feat since they work alone and they can’t stop because by the end of the day they have to deliver the shoes to the Gamarra shopping center (one of the best-known in Lima), which is where they get the most orders. Jessica is very content because thanks to this job she has been able to build her house, which she is improving little by little. She also likes making children’s shoes because they are nicer looking and they can alternate styles and colors. In the future she hopes to continue producing and to have a larger workshop where they can show and sell their shoes.

Jessica has been a borrower with Microfinanzas PRISMA for a long time. This is her 9th loan and she has always been very punctual in all her payments, as have the other members of her group. With the money that she is requesting this time, she will buy a large amount of leather and shoe soles to cover the orders she currently has.
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Jessica tiene 40 años, vive con su esposo y sus dos hijos de 15 y 12 años en su casa propia. Desde hace 20 años se dedica a la fabricación de calzado para niños, alentada por su esposo quien ya tenía experiencia en esta actividad por trabajar en talleres desde muy joven. Juntos deciden implementar su propio negocio, el cual les costó mucho sacrificio, pero que actualmente es su principal fuente de ingresos. Jessica ayuda a su esposo en las labores menos duras, ya que la fabricación de calzado es un trabajo muy duro, teniendo que coser, cortar y pegar, pero en grandes cantidades por los pedidos que le realizan. Ellos fabrican, al día, 12 pares de zapatillas, lo cual no es nada fácil, ya que trabajan solos y no pueden parar puesto que al final del día los doce pares deben enviarse a los comerciantes del centro comercial de Gamarra (uno de los más conocidos en la ciudad de Lima), que es de donde más pedidos tienen. Jessica se siente muy contenta porque gracias a este trabajo ha logrado construir su casita y va mejorando poco a poco, además le gusta mucho realizar zapatillas para niños, ya que son mucho más vistosas y pueden alternar modelos y colores. Para el futuro, espera seguir produciendo y contar con un taller más grande y una tienda donde mostrar y vender su producción. Jessica es una clienta muy antigua en Microfinanzas PRISMA, este es su 9no préstamo y siempre ha sido muy puntual en todos sus pagos, al igual que sus compañeras de grupo. Con el dinero que esta vez solicita comprará cuero en grandes cantidades y plantillas de zapatillas para cubrir los pedidos que le hicieron actualmente.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 118
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Jessica to buy leather for making children's shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 27, 2009
Listed
Jun 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 15, 2010