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Elena
58-year-old Elena is a widow of two years. She is still sad about his death, but the constant support she receives from her 3 children motivates her. She lives alone in her own home in the city of San Ramón (in the central Peruvian rainforest). The happiness she shows is a reflection of the support she receives from her children, who built their houses around her so they could look after her. Elena makes a living selling food, vegetables and fruits, from a little space set up in her home. She has been at this business for 4 years, but as this successful woman tells us, she also has a business selling coffee and honey. She gets these products in the city of Perene, where she travels constantly, and then sells them in the country’s capital. Elena’s strengths are surprising because she also grows potatoes in the city of Tarma, where she travels every harvest season. She is, however, aware of her advanced age, which is why she would like to buy a knitting machine to make sweaters to sell in the city of Huancayo and La Oroya. This is her eighth MFP loan, and she is happy belonging to her communal bank, which, in her own words, “is like family.” Once she gets the requested loan, she will use it to buy supplies for her grocery shop and if she makes any extra money she will spend it on growing potatoes.
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Elena, D. 58 años, enviudo hace 2 años, y confiesa que aún se siente triste por ello, pero el apoyo constante que recibe D. sus 3 hijos, la motiva. Ella vive sola en su casa propia, ubicada en la ciudad D. San Ramón (selva central peruana). La alegría que muestra está mujer es reflejo del constante apoyo que recibe D. parte D. sus hijos, los que construyeron sus casas alrededor D. ella para poder cuidarla. El trabajo al que se dedica Elena, es la venta D. comestibles, verduras y frutas, los cuales venD. en un pequeño espacio que acondicionó en su casa. Ya tiene 4 años dedicándose a esto, pero como exitosa mujer cuenta, que no solo a ello se dedica, pues tiene un negocio D. venta D. café y miel, productos que lo consigue en la ciudad D. Perene, donD. viaja constantemente, para luego comercializarlo en la capital del país. Pero las fuerzas D. Elena, es sorprendente, ya que también siembra papa en la ciudad D. Tarma, donD. viaja en cada cosecha. Sin embargo es conciente D. su avanzada edad, por ello desea comprar una máquina D. tejer chompas D. lana, los cuales piensa vender en la ciudad D. Huancayo y La Oroya. Es el octavo crédito con MFP, y se siente feliz D. pertenecer a su banco comunal, que según sus propias palabras “son como su familia”. D. adquirir el crédito que solicita, lo invertirá en la compra D. insumos necesarios para invertirlo en su tienda D. abarrotes, y si el dinero le alcanza invertirá en su próxima siembra D. papa.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 130
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,130,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Elena purchase of grocery items and to invest in growing potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 23, 2010
Listed
Jan 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011