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Maria Cruz
María Cruz is 54 years old, separated and has two, independent children. She lives in the Reque district, which is 15 minutes from the city of Chiclayo.

She has had a small clothing and shoe store installed in her home for the last 5 years; she stocks items for women, men and children. The business produces income to meet family expenses but also allows her to feel active. The merchandise she sells she buys in Lima; she also works based on prior customer orders.

The business has been growing and she is now well-known in the area thanks to the quality of her stock and the good customer service she provides.

María Cruz wants to start to sell school uniforms and shoes taking advantage of the new school term that is about to start countrywide. She is asking Edpyme Alternativa for her first, 2000 new sol, loan for this reason.

Her greatest dream is to continue growing as a businesswoman and that her business becomes better known. She is held in high esteem by her neighbors, who consider her to be trustworthy and always willing to help those in need.
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Maria Cruz tiene 54 años de edad, es separada y tiene dos hijos ya independizados. Vive sola en el distrito de Reque, ubicado a 15 minutos de la ciudad de Chiclayo.

Desde hace mas de cinco años tiene instalado en su vivienda un pequeño negocio en donde ofrece a sus clientes prendas de vestir y calzado para damas, caballeros y niños. Este negocio le provee de ingresos para solventar sus gastos y también la hace sentirse activa. La mercadería que ofrece la compra en la ciudad de Lima y también la distribuye a sus clientes en base a pedidos.

El negocio ha ido creciendo y ahora ya es conocida en la zona por la calidad de las prendas que ofrece y por el buen trato que brinda a sus clientes al momento de atenderlos. María Cruz desea implementar su negocio con la venta de uniformes y calzado escolar, aprovechando el inicio de clases en las escuelas del país, por ello se encuentra solicitando por primera vez a Edpyme Alternativa un crédito de 2000 nuevos soles.

Su mayor anhelo es seguir creciendo como empresaria y que su negocio se haga mas conocido. Ella es muy conocida y estimada por sus vecinos, los que la consideran una persona bastante confiable y que siempre ayuda cuando se le necesita.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Maria Cruz to buy school uniforms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 8, 2010
Listed
Mar 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 16, 2010