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Benita
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We find Benita and her happy husband, Pablo, proudly showing us their beautiful clay ceramic works. The inherited this beautiful art from their humble parents, who were the best artisans and clayworkers in their small town, Pukará. Now this pair lovingly continues the same work, beginning their daily work at 8:00 in the morning and finishing at 6:00 in the evening, every day of the week. Then when they have a large quantity of products, they sell them in the markets in the states of Arequipa, Cuzco, Puno and Lima. Benita and Pablo wish to offer a profession to their four children, who shortly will be starting their university studies. In order to make their dreams reality they need greater income from their work and therefore they are asking for a loan to invest in the purchase of raw material (clay) and thereby increase their production volume of their beautiful and incomparable objects.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva volunteer.



Encontramos a Benita y su alegre esposo Pablo, mostrando orgullosamente sus hermosos trabajos de cerámica en arcilla. Ellos heredaron este bello arte de sus humildes padres, quienes fueron los mejores artesanos y alfareros de su pueblito Pukará. Ahora esta pareja gustosamente desempeña el mismo oficio, ellos inician su labor diaria a las 8:00 de la mañana culminándola a las 6.00 de la tarde, durante todos los días de la semana; luego de contar con gran cantidad de productos se dedican a venderlos en los mercados de los departamentos de Arequipa, Cuzco, Puno y Lima.El deseo de Benita y Pablo es ofrecerles una profesión a sus cuatro hijos, quienes dentro de muy poco tiempo estarán siguiendo sus estudios superiores. Para concretar sus anhelos requieren obtener mayor ingreso con sus trabajos es por eso que hacen la solicitud de un préstamo a fin de invertirlos en la compra de materia prima (arcilla) de esa manera aumentar el volumen de producción de sus hermosos e incomparables adornos.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,916,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Benita purchase a large quantity of raw material.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jan 18, 2008
Listed
Jan 4, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 20, 2008