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Raul is 52 years old and he lives with his wife and one of their 3 children in a house they own. For more than 30 and a half years he has been making skirts that are traditional to their region, named "pleated skirts" and "striped skirts". They are made in his shop, located in his house. He and his wife work together with a family member in the shop. He needs many helpers to speed up the work and to meet the demand and the various orders that have been placed. Sometimes he wants to hire two more people to help him with his project. He enjoys his business. As a boy he learned to value family support and it has given him the opportunity to enjoy happy moments with them. For the years of experience in the business he has fixed clients who always request these skirts and he also earns new clients. He hopes to purchase a new sewing machine. This is his third loan with MFP (Kiva Field Partner) and he is happy to know that he is part of a group of people who consider him to be part of their family. He can learn much from them which is why he has decided to keep working these next months with his communal bank. This loan will help him to purchase fabrics and to do maintenance repairs on his sewing machine.
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Raúl tiene 52 años, vive con su esposa y uno de sus 3 hijos en su casa propia. Hace más de 30 años y medio elabora faldas típicas de su región que se llaman “faldas plisadas” y “falda de milrayas” y son hechas en su propio taller que se encuentra en su casa. Que junto a su esposa y uno de sus familiares, juntos trabajan en dicho taller, pues requiere de muchas manos para agilizar el trabajo y cumplir la demanda de varios pedidos que tiene, por lo que a veces requiere contratar dos personas más para cumplir con tal propósito. Disfruta mucho la actividad que realiza, ya que desde niña aprendió a valorar el apoyo de la familia, permitiéndole además de disfrutar agradables momentos con ellos. Por los años de experiencia en este trabajo ya tiene clientes fijos que siempre solicitan estas faldas, además de ganar nuevos clientes, por ello espera comprar una maquina de coser. Es su crédito número 3 que tiene con MFP, y le agrada saber que es parte de un grupo de personas a las que considera como parte de su familia y puede aprender mucho de ellas por lo que ha decidió seguir trabando en estos próximos meses con su crédito grupal. En esta ocasión el crédito le servirá en la compra de telas y en el mantenimiento de su maquina de coser.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 73
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,916,525
    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 Raul to purchase fabrics and to have his sewing machien repaired.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 5, 2011
May 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011