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Lucía
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Her difficult economic situation and the misunderstanding on her parents part for her need of a good education were the principal reasons that Lucia had to quit her secondary school studies. Afterwards, she began to work at a very young age, however, despite these disadvantages, she has always tried to improve her life. She is currently the single mother of 3 small children after her husband left her without any kind of economic support. Ever since, she has worked tirelessly selling merchandise in her area and right now the products with the biggest demand are slippers, towels,underwear etc. And so, she needs to expand her collection of goods. But to do so she needs a loan with which she can travel to Tacna to purchase these items to later resell in the market at Dominical plaza in her hometown. Lucia trusts that with your help, she can improve her economic situation and improve the lives of her children by giving them the opportunity to be educated all the way through university, an opportunity she never had.

Translated from Spanish to English by Kiva Volunteer, Kristin Connor.




Sus bajos recursos económicos y el desentendimiento de sus padres por su educación fueron las razones que Lucia tuvo para abandonar sus estudios secundarios y ponerse a trabajar a muy corta edad, pese a las dificultades que le puso la vida siempre trato de sobresalir. Actualmente es padre y madre de sus 3 hijos, puesto que su esposo la abandonó sin ningún respaldo económico cuando sus éstos aún eran muy pequeños, desde entonces trabajó perseverantemente en su negocio de venta de mercadería por campañas, en esta temporada el producto de mayor demanda es la venta de pantuflas, toallas, ropas interiores, etc. es por esa razón que desea aumentar el volumen de su mercadería y requiere obtener un préstamo de dinero con el que tiene programado viajar a la ciudad de Tacna para adquirir los artículos a fin de venderlos en la plaza Dominical de la ciudad de Juliaca. Lucia confiá que con tu apoyo su situación económica mejoraráy así sus hijos tendrán la oportunidad de ir y concluir sus estudios universitarios, oportunidad que ella nunca tuvo.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 105
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,342,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Lucía to purchase more products for the summer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Feb 22, 2008
Listed
Feb 8, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 23, 2008