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Mercedes, age 59, is married. She lives in her own house with her husband and her two granddaughters, ages 12 and 17. She gives them an education, and she tries to give them a better quality of life.

Mercedes works selling charcoal, bananas, and carbonated drinks. In addition to this she has started a different business activity with her children. She is sending fuel to a mining zone, and her son sells it to people looking for artisanal gold. She has been doing this work for one year.

She likes this work because she is able to sell some things at home while her son is also producing money. Mercedes has realized that it is very profitable. This is the third time she has sent fuel, and the two previous times everything turned out very well. She hopes to be able to buy many more products to continue stocking her son. This way they can continue growing.

This is the fourth loan between Mercedes and MFP. So far everything is going well for her, and she hopes to be able to continue working this way. She likes her group because everyone gets along well.

She will use the requested 2,000 soles to buy charcoal, bananas, and more fuel to be able to send to her son.
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Mercedes, tiene 59 años esta casada y vive en casa propia junto a su esposo y dos nietas D. 12 y 17 años, a quienes les da educación e intenta darles una mejor calidad D. vida.Mercedes tiene como trabajo el D. la venta D. carbón, plátano y bebidas gaseosas, además esta empezando con una actividad diferente y en sociedad con su hijos, ella envía combustible a una zona minera para que su hijo lo venda a los buscadores D. oro artesanal, lleva ya un año en este trabajo.Le gusta este trabajo por que en su casa pueD. vender algunas cosas mientras que por otro lado su hijo también le hace producir su dinero. Mercedes se ha dado cuenta que es muy rentable pues es la tercera vez que envía y las dos veces anteriores le salio muy bien todo. Ella espera poder comprar muchos mas productos para seguir abasteciendo a su hijo y así puedan seguir creciendo.Este es el cuarto préstamo entre Mercedes y MFP, hasta ahora todo le va bien y espera poder seguir trabajando así ya que le gusta su grupo por que con todos se lleva bien.Con el dinero solicitado 2000 soles comprará carbón, plátano y más combustible para poder enviar a su hijo.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 100
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,002,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Merdeces to buy charcoal, bananas, and more fuel for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2011