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Mercedes
Mercedes, 55, is married and has three adult children. She lives in her own house at the entrance to Monsefú District, an area known for its tourist and religious festivities. The main activities that take place in this settlement are: flower growing, crafts and cattle raising. The area is rich in vegetation and the community is very small. The area has basic utilities like electricity and running water and has a drainage system in the planning stages.

For over 8 years Mercedes has had a small grocery store. She sells her customers and neighbors various daily use products of first need and groceries. The business is well received due to the good quality of the products she stocks and the good customer service she provides. Her store has a well established customer base since it’s one of the few in the area. In addition, she also makes various crafts to sell so she is quite well known in the area.

She wants to use the loan to buy school supplies to stock in her store which will allow her to respond to demand because the new school term has begun in Peru.

Mercedes is very hard working. She has good personal and work-related references. People who know her hold her in high esteem and affection.
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Mercedes tiene 55 años de edad y es casada con 3 hijos adultos. Vive en casa propia en la entrada al distrito de Monsefú, una zona conocida por sus festividades turísticas y religiosas. Las principales actividades que se realizan en este caserío son la producción de flores, la artesanía y la crianza de ganado vacuno. La zona está llena de vegetación y la comunidad es muy pequeña. La zona cuenta con servicios básicos de luz y agua. Tiene un alcantarillado en proyecto.

Desde hace más de 8 años, Mercedes cuenta con una pequeña bodega instalada en su negocio. Allí ofrece en venta a sus vecinos y clientes de la zona diversos productos de consumo diario, entre productos de primera necesidad y abarrotes. El negocio cuenta con muy buena acogida debido a la buena calidad de los productos que ofrece y a la buena atención que brinda. Su bodega cuenta con clientela ya establecida siendo una de las pocas de la zona. Adicionalmente, se dedica a la confección y venta de artesanía en variedad, por lo que es bastante conocida en el sector. Desea invertir su crédito en su bodega con la compra de útiles escolares, lo que la permitirá responder a la demanda para estos productos ahora que la temporada escolar ha comenzado en Perú. Mercedes es muy trabajadora. Cuenta con buenas referencias personales y laborales. Las personas que le conocen le tienen mucha estima y cariño.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,932,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mercedes to buy stock items for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 7, 2011
Listed
Apr 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011