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Lucia
Lucia is an enterprising woman who is 33 years of age. She is happily married to her husband Johan and they have four beautiful children. Her family lives in their own home in the city of San Ramón, which is located in the central Peruvian jungle. Every Friday during the early morning hours, she sets up a tent in front of the public toilets that are located in a strategic area of the fair that takes place in her city. In this space, Lucia sells undergarments, polo shirts, and trousers since she is also in charge of sanitation. She has operated this business for three years with the help of her children. What she enjoys most is getting to know new customers and recommending clothes for them according to size and age. However, she admits that sometimes she feels disappointed when she does not sell much. Nonetheless she continues to press forward and is always able to sell something without losing any of her investment. For this reason, she considers her business activities to be profitable since they allow her to live comfortably because of the profits they generate. In the future, she hopes to increase the quantity of merchandise in her inventory because she wants to have a store in a stable place. She considers the fairs to be the most profitable locations.


Lucia is a member of the Communal Bank “Gotitas de Rocío” (Little Dewdrops) and this is her sixth loan with MFP. She is very excited about the work that her group has accomplished. In addition, she promises to be punctual with her payments. With the support she will receive, Lucia plans to invest the money she requested in the purchase of socks, undergarments, shampoo, toilet paper, soap, and other items that her customers have requested.

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Lucia es una mujer emprendedora de 33 años, quien está felizmente casada con Johan, su esposo, con quien tiene 4 hermosos hijos, está familia vive en su casa propia ubicada en la ciudad de San Ramón (selva central peruana). Cada viernes desde tempranas horas ella, sitúa su carpa frente a los servicios higiénicos públicos que están ubicados en una zona estratégica de la feria que se desarrolla en su ciudad. En este espacio vende ropas interiores, polos y pantalones a la vez que está encargada de los sanitarios, labor que desarrolla hace tres años con la ayuda de sus hijos. Lo que más le gusta es conocer nuevos clientes y recomendar las prendas de acuerdo al tamaño y la edad pero, confiesa que a veces cuando no vende lo que espera se siente decepcionada sin embargo sigue luchando ya que siempre vende algo sin que haya perdido la inversión, por eso considera rentable sus actividades pues vive cómodamente gracias a las utilidades que percibe. Para su futuro desea incrementar la cantidad de mercadería ya que no desea tener una tienda ni un lugar estable porque considera que en las ferias obtiene más beneficios económicos. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Gotitas de rocío” y este es el sexto crédito con MFP, donde se muestra muy entusiasmada con el trabajo que desempeña, además promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas. Lucia de recibir su apoyo, invertirá el dinero solicitado en comprar medias, ropas interiores, shampoo, papel higiénico, jabón, entre otros implementos que le solicitan sus clientes.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 104
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,238,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Lucia to purchase socks, undergarments, shampoo, toilet paper, soap, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 12, 2011
Listed
Aug 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012