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Maria Maritza
Maria is a wife and the mother of a family of two children. She is 36 years old and she lives in the suburban region (in poor conditions) of the district of Lambayeque. It is a small community which consists of approximately 100 families.

For the past 2 years Maria has been providing motorcycle rickshaw services (a public transportation service that is very common in small communities in Peru. The vehicle consists of a cabin in the rear section used for passengers). The public transportation services that Maria provides is usually work that is performed by men in Peru. But she has known to adapt to difficulties that she has encountered along the way. The income that she earns with this business she is able to help her husband with the household expenses.

Maria is an industrious woman who, aside from being a rickshaw driver, she also has a pet store. This helps her to have additional income that she spends on her children.

Maria requests from Edpyme Alternativa a loan of 700 nuevos soles and she will invest in the purchase of a tarp (a type of awning that encloses the cabin of the rickshaw) and in the renovation of the seats of the vehicle. This will permit her to have more clients.

Maria is a long-time client of Edpyme Alternativa (Kiva Field Partner) and she has an excellent payment record.
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María es una esposa y madre de familia de dos niños, tiene 36 años de edad y vive en la zona urbano marginal ( de condición pobre ) del distrito de Lambayeque, una zona pequeña que cuenta con un aproximado de 100 familias.

Desde hace 2 años María realiza el servicio de mototaxi (servicio de transporte público muy común en las pequeñas comunidades del Perú, que consta de una moto que cuenta con una cabina en la parte trasera donde se llevan los pasajeros). El servicio de transporte público que brinda María, es generalmente un trabajo que realizan los hombres en el Perú, pero ella se ha sabido adecuar a las dificultades que se le han presentado en el camino, pues con el dinero de este servicio ella ayuda a su esposo con las cuentas del hogar.

María es una mujer hacendosa que además de ser mototaxista, trabaja en una veterinaria lo que le permite tener ingresos adicionales que gasta en sus niños.

María solicita a Edpyme Alternativa un crédito de 700 nuevos soles que invertirá en la compra de una carpa (especie de toldo que cierra la cabina de la moto) y la renovación de asientos para su vehículo. Esto le permitirá tener mayor clientela.

María es un cliente antiguo de Edpyme Alternativa y cuenta con un excelente récord de pagos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Maria Maritza to purchase an awning for her rickshaw and to renovate the seats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 5, 2011
Listed
May 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012