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Maria Adelaida
María is 48 years old, separated from her husband, and lives with her twelve year old son who is the youngest of her five children. They reside in the District of Paiján, Province of Ascope. This community is in the region of La Libertad, which is three hours away from the city of Chiclayo.


María has been a farm worker since she was a young woman. Her tasks include harvesting peppers, asparagus, and corn. Thanks to her work, her children have been able to get ahead and most of them already live on their own. María currently works from 6am until 5pm harvesting onions at a local farm.


She is requesting her first loan from Edpyme Alternativa in the amount of 1000 soles so that she can purchase roofing materials for her home. The continuous summer rains are wreaking havoc on her house, which is made of basic materials.


María is a determined and hardworking mother who desires to provide her son with a quality education that will help him secure a promising future. The photograph shows the roof that needs to be replaced.

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María tiene 48 años de edad, es separada y vive con el último de sus cinco hijos de doce años de edad en el distrito de Paiján, provincia de Ascope, en la región La Libertad, ubicada a tres horas de la ciudad de Chiclayo.

Ha trabajado como obrera agrícola desde muy joven. Las labores que suele realizar son la recolección de ají escabeche, de espárrago y de maíz. Gracias a estas actividades ha podido sacar adelante a sus hijos y ahora la mayoría de ellos ya son indepedientes. Actualmente trabaja desde las seis de la mañana hasta las cinco de la tarde en la recolección de cebolla en una chacra cercana.

María se encuentra solicitando por primera vez a Edpyme Alternativa un crédito de 1000 nuevos soles que piensa invertir en la compra de material para techar su casa, ya que las continuas lluvias propias del mes de verano están haciendo estragos en su vivienda cuyo techo está construído de material rústico.

Ella es una madre de familia luchadora y bastante trabajadora, su mayor anhelo es darle a su hijo una educación de calidad que le garantice un futuro prometedor. En la fotografía aparece mostrando el techo que desea cambiar.

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About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,006,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Maria Adelaida purchase materials needed to replace her roof.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 21, 2010
Listed
Feb 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010