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Pacifica
Pacifica is a member of the communal bank named "Las Orquideas", meaning "The Orchids". It is located in Calleria, in the department of Ucayali. She is 62 years old, married, and she has 5 children. They are all grown and independent.

To start up her business she needed to access a loan from Manuela Ramos (Kiva Field Partner). Loans are granted to women like her, who want to start up a business.

She is one of the founding members of the communal bank and she sell fast foods in the evenings.

She has had to remodel the patio of her house to be able to sell from there without any difficulty. With her new loan, amounting to S/. 1500, she will purchase: 2 sacks of charcoal, 2 new fountains, 4 bottles of chili, 1 dozen drinking glasses, 6 one-half liter pitchers.

Every evening she set outs to sell her products alone. Her husband is a merchant and like any other family, he supports the household. But she is also able to earn an income for other expenses. It is thanks to Manuela Ramos that she has been able to work tirelessly. She is able to support her children while they complete their schooling. It is the only inheritance she is able to leave them.
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La señora Pacifica es socia del banco comunal Las orquídeas del Distrito Calleria, Departamento De Ucayali, tiene 62 años de edad, está casada y tiene 5 hijos, todos mayores de edad e independientes.
Para iniciar su negocio ha tenido que acudir a los préstamos que Manuela Ramos otorga a mujeres como ella desean emprender un negocio.
Es una de las fundadoras de este banco comunal, se dedica a la venta de comida y lo hace por las noches.
Ha tenido que acondicionar el patio de su casa para poder vender allí sin ningún problema.
Con su nuevo préstamo de S/. 1,500.00 nuevos soles comprará: 2 sacos de carbón, 3 fuentes nuevas, 4 embases para ají, 1 docena de vasos de vidrio, 6 jarras de medio litro.
Todas las noches saca sus productos a la venta, ella atiende sola. Su esposo es comerciante y como todas las familias es el que mantiene el hogar, pero ella aporta también para otros gastos.
Gracias a Manuela Ramos todo este tiempo viene trabajando incansablemente para poder ayudar a que sus hijos terminen de estudiar, que es la única herencia que les pueden dejar.


About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 97
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  • $57,341,375
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    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Pacifica 2 sacks of charcoal, 2 new fountains, and 4 bottles of chili.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 21, 2011
Listed
Jul 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012