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Elena
Elena is a 51-year-old mother who lives with her husband in the fishing district of San Jose, an area that belongs to the province of Lambayeque and is located twenty minutes from the city of Chiclayo.

For more than ten years she has been selling salted dried fish. She buys fresh fish at the fishing terminal in the region and then processes it for sale to the general public and merchants at the various markets in the region. The income she earns from this activity serves to help her husband, who is a fisherman, with the support of the family economy.

Elena wants to expand her business by purchasing more fresh fish for processing and sale. She plans to increase her sales and receive more income with which to improve her family's quality of life. This is why she is requesting a loan for the first time from field partner Edpyme Alternativa in the amount of 1500 Peruvian Nuevo Soles (PEN).

Elena is a hard working woman and is devoted to her family. Those who know her consider her to be a good person who always helps out when she is needed.
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Elena es una madre D. familia D. 51 años D. edad que resiD. junto a su esposo en el distrito pesquero D. San José, una zona que pertenece a la provincia D. Lambayeque y que se encuentra ubicada a veinte minutos D. la ciudad D. Chiclayo.

Se dedica desD. hace mas D. diez años a la comercialización D. pescado seco – salado. Ella adquiere el pescado fresco en el terminal pesquero D. la región y luego lo procesa para venderlo al público en general y a los comerciantes D. los diversos mercados D. la región. Los ingresos que percibe D. esta actividad le sirven para ayudar a su esposo, que es pescador, con el sostenimiento D. la economía D. su familia.

Elena desea ampliar su negocio con la compra D. más pescado fresco para su posterior procesamiento y venta. Con esta acción ella planea incrementar su nivel D. ventas y percibir una mayor cantidad D. ingresos que le permitan mejorar la calidad D. vida D. su familia. Por ello ha creído conveniente solicitar por primera vez a Edpyme Alternativa un crédito D. 1500 nuevos soles.

Elena es una mujer trabajadora y entregada a su familia. Las personas que le conocen le consideran una buena persona y siempre cuentan con su ayuda cada vez que le necesitan.

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 $550 helped Elena buy fresh fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 21, 2010
Listed
Nov 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2011