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Maruja
Maruja is 47 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and their children. For 20 years, she has been making embroidered skirts and continues to do so with great dedication and commitment so that her customers remain happy. Maruja performs her work in the comfort of her home and sometimes with the help of one of her daughters, which helps speed up the process. However, depending on the complexity of the design, some embroideries can take a month to complete.


Maruja is pleased that her embroideries command a good price because it reflects the quality of her work and motivates her to continue. In the future, she would like to replace her tools so that she can complete more pieces at a faster rate of production.


Maruja is receiving her seventh loan with MFP. She is one of the long-standing members of her Communal Bank. The money she requested will be used to purchase embroidery materials such as thread, cloth, and a sewing frame. In addition, Maruja would like to start a new business selling firewood, so part of the proceeds will be used to buy timber in large quantities.

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Maruja tiene 47 años, vive con su esposo y sus hijos en su casa propia. Desde hace 20 años se dedica al bordado de fustanes (faldas) artesanales, los cuales realiza con mucha dedicación y empeño para dejar satisfechos a sus clientes. Esta labor, Maruja la hace en la comodidad de su casa y en ocasiones con la ayuda de una de sus hijas, que es cuando avanza mucho más rápido. Pero dependiendo de la complejidad del bordado puede demorar hasta un mes.
Lo que le agrada a Maruja de estos bordados es el buen precio que le pagan por su trabajo y eso la motiva a continuar. Para el futuro, ella desea renovar sus herramientas para adquirir mayor velocidad en su producción.

Es la sétima oportunidad que tiene un crédito en MFP, es una de las socias de mayor trayectoria en su banco comunal. El dinero que ahora solicita lo invertirá en la compra de los materiales para bordar, tales como: hilos, telas y un bastidor. Por otro lado, Maruja también invertirá en un nuevo negocio, que es la venta de leña, para lo cual comprará madera en grandes cantidades.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 50
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,923,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Maruja purchase embroidery materials & invest in a new business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 22, 2009
Listed
Oct 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2010