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Mariela is 36 years old and lives in her own house with her husband Willy (age 39), who is a merchant, and their three children; Angelie (age 13), Kimberly (age 10), and Christian (age 8).

As her children grew up she began to want to start working in order to help her husband with the many household expenses. She thought about a small store, but realized there would be too much competition in the area. Then her mother gave her the idea of starting a small restaurant and offered to help her in the kitchen. Now its been four years since she started this business which is going very well and both of them enjoy. They have acquired many loyal customers.

Mariela enjoys cooking very much and in addition to her mother she has another woman who helps with the restaurant. The restaurant is open seven days a work; starting very early in the morning they serve breakfast, in the afternoon, lunch, and at night they finish the evening serving dinner. Being a very hard working woman, in the future Mariela would like to expand her business to accommodate a larger number of diners.

This will be her fifth loan with MFP and she is grateful to all of the people who have made it possible for her to receive loans to continue her business. With the money from this loan she will buy sodas to offer at her business and new pots to cook with since hers have deteriorated.

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Mariela, de 36 años, vive en su casa propia al lado de su esposo Willy (39), que es comerciante, y de sus 3 hijos; Angelie (13), Kimberly (10) y Cristian (8).

Cuando sus hijos crecieron quiso empezar trabajar apara apoyar a su esposo en los múltiples gastos del hogar, pensó en una bodega, pero se dio cuenta que había mucha competencia en la zona. Es así que su madre le dio la idea de instalar un pequeño restaurante y le dijo que ella podría ayudarla en la cocina y desde hace 4 años empezó en este negocio, donde le ha ido muy bien, ya que ambas tienen muy buena sazón y se han hecho de múltiples fieles clientes.
A Mariela le gusta mucho cocinar y a parte de su madre tiene una ayudante para la atención, que es de lunes a domingo; desde muy temprano ofrece desayunos, en la tarde almuerzos y por la noche termina el día con la cena. Siendo una mujer muy trabajadora, para el futuro está pensando ampliar su negocio para atender a mayor número de comensales.

Este es el 5to préstamo que tiene con MFP y agradece a todas aquellas personas que hacen posible que pueda acceder al crédito para seguir con su negocio. Con el dinero que ahora solicita tiene pensado comprar gaseosas para ofrecer en su negocio, además de ollas nuevas, ya que las que tiene están deterioradas.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 61
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,552,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mariela buying beverages and new pots for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010