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Elma
Elma is 60 years old. She lives in her own home with her 3 grown-up children who work. They all work hard every day to get ahead in life.

This enterprising woman sells drinks according to the season. That is to say, in summer she sells 'chicha morada' (a drink made from purple corn) and fruit juices. In the winter, she sells coffee. She says that she likes her work a lot because she sells her drinks from a table just outside her home, as a street trader, which means that she doesn't have to neglect her housework. What she doesn't like is that she can't sell until very late in the day because she still doesn't have an operating licence for her business. However, she has many plans to improve her business. She would like to adapt an area of her home so that she can sell her products there in a more stable manner.

This is Elma's second loan from MFP and she pledges to make her repayments punctually because she doesn't want to make a bad impression on the people who have made the loan possible as it will allow her to continue working in search of progress.

Elma plans to invest her loan in buying disposable products (different types of cups) as well as ingredients for her drinks such as corn, fruit, sugar and coffee which she needs if she is to continue working without any problems.
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Elma, de 60 años, vive en su casa que es propia en compañía de sus 3 hijos mayores, que trabajan; y juntos se esfuerzan cada día para salir adelante. Esta emprendedora mujer se dedica a la venta de bebidas, según la temporada; es decir durante el verano comercializa chicha morada (bebida hecha en base a maíz morado), y jugos de frutas; y en temporada de invierno vende café. Dice que le gusta mucho su labor pues la realiza en una mesa que esta instalada afuera de su vivienda, de manera ambulatoria, y desde ahí no descuida las labores de su hogar. Lo que no le gusta es que no puede vender hasta muy tarde pues aún no tiene licencia de funcionamiento del negocio. Sin embargo, tiene muchos planes para mejorar el negocio de venta de bebidas; y quiere habilitar un pequeño ambiente de su casa para vender en ese lugar de manera más estable. Es el segundo crédito que tiene con MFP y promete pagar sus cuotas puntualmente ya que no quiere quedar mal con las personas que hicieron posible el crédito que le permitirá continuar trabajando en busca del progreso. Elma tiene planeado invertir el crédito solicitado en la compra de artículos descartables (vasos de diferentes variedades), además de ingredientes para sus bebidas como maíz, frutas, azúcar y café que necesita para seguir trabajando sin problemas.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 114
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,814,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Elma to buy ingredients such as sugar, corn and coffee. To buy disposable cups.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 19, 2010
Listed
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012