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Petronila, 63-years-old, lives in the district of Tambogrande, a rural zone with many small fruit plantations and individuals who raise animals. She owns her home and shares it with her husband and their 26-year-old daughter. Her daughter works independently.

For some time now, Petronila has worked as a seamstress. She owns two sewing machines and she provides general repair and sewing services to her neighbors. She is especially skilled at producing and repairing suits and tuxes. Her husband is a street vendor with a significant number of loyal clients. He sells his products on credit, recovering repayments on a bi-weekly basis.

The requested loan will be invested in additional fabric and other sewing items. The family hopes to be able to improve their output and profits. Petronila is well respected in the region and has good references. She is proud of her work and believes that the demand in the region will allow her to continue to expand her business.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 180
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Petronila invest in additional fabric and other sewing items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2010
Nov 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2011