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Evarista
Evarista is 50 years old. She is from Huancavelica and after separating from her husband lives with her three children for whom she works with much dedication. Motivated by the economic need she faced she learned to do artisanal embroidery on traditional costumes used in the local festival called Santiago. One of her neighbors was her teacher and after 15 years of experience she has become an expert and each job she does is well finished; she’s considered to be one of the best artisans.

Because of that prestige, she is favored by orders from customers that consider themselves to be regular and always come to her on the eve of festivals or events many of them with new customers to recommend. To fill her orders she calls on her daughter for help but generally hires hands to help her. She has a sewing machine in her shop that she uses to apply the finishing touches to the items she makes. During the rest of the year after the festival is over she makes traditional aprons that are always in demand.

Evarista is very satisfied with her work because she’s able to carry it out in her home and she can manage her own time. Later on she’d like to increase production of embroidered petticoats as well as aprons.

This is her third group loan with MFP that has helped her improve her economic activity. She’s always been responsible with her payments because she’s always invested in her business. Now, with the requested money, she’ll buy fabric and thread in assorted colors.
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Evarista tiene 50 años, es natural de Huancavelica y tras haberse separado de su esposo, vive con sus tres hijos y por ellos trabaja con mucho ahínco. Motivada por las necesidades económicas que afrontaba aprendió a realizar bordados de manera artesanal sobre los trajes típicos muy utilizados en festividades locales llamada Santiago. Una de sus vecinas fue su maestra y tras 15 años de experiencia se ha convertido en una experta y cada trabajo que realiza tiene un buen acabado, considerándola como una de las mejores artesanas. Por ese prestigio goza de pedidos de sus clientes que se consideran fijos y siempre acuden a ella ya sea en vísperas de fiestas o eventos, muchos de ellos con nuevos clientes que recomiendan. Por lo que para abastecerse en los pedidos también cuenta con el apoyo de su hija pero generalmente contrata mano de obra. En su taller cuenta con una maquina de coser que le sirve para dar los últimos acabados a las prendas elaboradas; los demás meses del año cuando acaba esta festividad elabora mandiles típicos que siempre son muy solicitados. Evarista siente gran satisfacción de su trabajo porque le permite desarrollarla en su misma casa y disponer de su tiempo. Mas adelante desea incrementar su producción en fustanes bordados como también de mandiles. Este es su tercer crédito que tiene con MFP de manera grupal que le ha permitido mejorar su actividad económica, siempre ha demostrado su responsabilidad en sus pagos porque siempre ha invertido netamente en su negocio. Ahora con el dinero que solicita, lo invertirá en la compra de telas e hilos de colores.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,341,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Evarista to buy fabric and thread in assorted colors.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 1, 2011
Listed
Jul 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012