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Sonia
Sonia, 41, is a pleasant woman, who lives in her own home with her son, Jack, 18. She has always been independent so she wasn’t much bothered by her separation from her husband; her aim in life has always been to get ahead. She has been a public servant for the last 22 years (she works for a government entity) in a very large province. She likes to be in permanent contact with people so, for the last 5 years, she has sold beauty products as well as some food items. Besides, she’s also a farmer; she has banana, avocado and corn crops. For this last activity, she gets help from her parents who consider Sonia a “Jack-of-all-trades” because she is so active. At her age, she feels that her office work is all-consuming and the pressure and demands made on her sometimes are uncomfortable. Because of this, her greatest wish is to be able to live in the countryside since farming provides her with the tranquility she needs. Her activities are quite profitable and, thanks to them, she is able to meet her family’s main needs. For the future, she would like to be a star saleswoman of the products she offers and consumes as well as increasing her farming output. This is her fourth loan request to MFP and she is very happy. She also states that she enjoys working with her communal bank because the members are exacting, responsible, and follow the by-laws well, as it should be, always respectful of others. The funding she is requesting now will be used to buy beauty and nutritional products that are currently offered at discounted prices.
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Sonia es una amable mujer de 41 años, vive en su casa propia junto a su único hijo Jack de 18 años. Ella siempre ha sido independiente, es por eso no le afectó mucho la separación de su esposo, ya su propósito siempre fue salir adelante.

Desde hace 22 años es servidora pública (trabajadora en una entidad gubernamental) en una provincia bastante amplia geográficamente. A ella le gusta estar en permanente contacto con las personas, por lo que desde hace 5 años vende productos de belleza, así como algunos productos alimenticios. Adicionalmente se dedica a la agricultura, tiene plantaciones de plátanos, palta y maíz, y para esta actividad recibe la ayuda de sus padres, quienes consideran a Sonia una persona “mil oficios” porque es muy activa.
A su edad siente que el trabajo de oficina la absorbe y hasta le incomoda por la presión y exigencia que recibe; por ello, su mayor anhelo es vivir en el campo, ya que los cultivos le transmiten la tranquilidad que requiere. Las actividades a las que se dedica son bastante rentables, y con ellos logra cubrir las necesidades prioritarias de su familia.
Para el futuro, planea ser una vendedora estrella de la marca de productos que ofrece y consume, además de aumentar su producción agrícola.

Esta es la cuarta vez que accede a un préstamo con MFP y está muy contenta, además menciona que le gusta trabajar en su banco comunal porque sus integrantes son exigentes, responsables y cumplen a cabalidad las reglas internas, como debe de ser, siempre guardando el respeto por los demás. El dinero que ahora solicita lo invertirá en la compra de productos de belleza y alimenticios que se encuentren a precios de promoción.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Sonia to buy beauty products and nutritional food items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 17, 2009
Listed
Jan 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 15, 2010