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Victoria
Victoria is 42 years old and she lives with her husband and children in a house belonging to a family members. She has been crafting beautiful embroidery for the past 2 years. She started out when a friend taught her everything there is to know about this art form. Today she works independently and from the comfort of her home. She can take care of the chores and look after her kids. In addition to this she also cultivates alfalfa to later sell in wholesale. She doesn't have a fixed work scheduler but she is very dedicated to her embroidery. With the detail of the work involved and the richness of the embroidery takes up to a month to complete one piece. But the final product is a beautiful traditional piece of clothing that is the subject of admiration from her clients who ultimately decide to make the buy, in cash. The most profit is earned during the traditional season of festivities, named the Feast of Santiago. It is a time for celebration in her region. She wants to increase the embroidered skirts and to hire help to assist her in production. It is her fourth loan through MFP (Kiva Field Partner) and she is very happy to know she has this source of financial support. She has always demonstrated to be responsible with her payments and she is very glad to be a member of her community bank. All of the other members of the communal bank are responsible and make a very strong group. She is thankful to those individuals who are contributors to the loan she requests. It will be very helpful in the development of her business.

With the loan requested she will purchase threads and fabrics in wholesale and she will also purchase fertilizer to cultivate more alfalfa.
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Victoria tiene 42 años, vive con su esposo y sus hijos en casa de unos parientes. Realiza bellos bordados desde hace 2 años, se inicio por invitación de una de sus amigas que le enseñó todo sobre este arte. Ahora trabaja de manera independiente y desde la comodidad de su casa, así no descuida su hogar ni sus hijos. Por otro lado cultiva alfalfa para poder venderla al por mayor. Es por ello que no tiene un horario fijo de trabajo pero es muy constante en la realización de sus bordados ya que por la complejidad del trabajo y el grosor del bordado en la tela este trabajo dura hasta un mes de realizado, como resultado se da una bella prenda típica que causa admiración en sus clientes y finalmente son los que compran al contado. La época más rentable en su negocio es cuando están en plena época de festividades típicas llamada, fiesta de Santiago, que se celebra mucho por su zona. Desea crecer en su producción de faldas bordadas y contratar a personas apara ayudarla en esta elaboración. Es su cuarto crédito con MFP, esta muy contenta de saber que tiene un apoyo financiero ya que siempre ha demostrado ser responsable en sus pagos, además le agrada ser parte de su banco comunal porque todos sus integrantes son personas responsables y muy solidarias, agradece a aquellas personas que serán gestoras del préstamo que solicita y le será muy útil en el progreso de su negocio.
Con el crédito que solicita, comprará hilos y telas al por mayor y también en la compra de sacos de abono para sembrar mas alfalfa.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 90
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,011,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Victoria to purchase threads and fabrics for embroidery, and to purchase fertilizers to cultivate alfalfa.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 28, 2010
Listed
Jan 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011