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Sonia
39-year-old Sonia is a tenacious and cheerful woman. She is a single mother and, in spite of the constant problems that she faces, she is proud of her daughter María. The pair live in their own home which is located in the small village of Patay.

Sonia gets up very early in the morning so that she can prepare her food and send her daughter off to school. She then goes out to care for and weed her crops until late at night. As she says "for as long as my body can withstand it". Sonia has been growing potatoes (a Peruvian tuber), peas and gladioli flowers for 29 years. Like the true businesswoman she is, Sonia also opened a small store where she sells basic household products. In the future, she would like to increase her sales. She would like to buy more seeds and grow crops in larger quantities. This will enable her to sell at a better price and provide her daughter, who is the driving force behind her progress and work, with an excellent quality of life. She tells us that in a few months time she will harvest the gladioli that she sowed.

Sonia belongs to the 'Virgen de Fátima' community bank and this is her tenth loan from MFP. She is grateful for the security which her community bank gives her. For this reason, she pledges to be punctual in making her repayments. With your support, Sonia will invest the money she has requested in buying two bags of pea seeds, several sacks of natural fertilizers and, if she has money left over, she will buy basic household products for her grocery store.
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Sonia, de 39 años, es una mujer luchadora y alegre. Ella es madre soltera y a pesar de los constantes problemas que afronta está orgullosa de su hija María; ambas viven en su casa propia ubicada en el caserío de Patay. Desde muy temprano se levanta para poder preparar sus alimentos y enviar a estudiar a su hija, para luego dirigirse a cuidar y limpiar sus sembríos hasta altas horas de la noche, como dice "hasta que el cuerpo resista “. Son 29 años que ella se dedica a la siembra de papa (tubérculo peruano), arveja y flor de gladiolo, como toda una mujer de negocios Sonia también abrió una pequeña tienda, donde vende productos de primera necesidad. Más delante ella desea incrementar sus ventas; con la compra de más semillas y sembrar en mayores cantidades; para poder venderlo a un mejor precio y darle una excelente calidad de vida a su hija, que es el motor de su progreso y trabajo. Cuenta que dentro de algunos meses cosechará la flor de gladiolo que sembró. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Virgen de Fátima” y este es el décimo crédito con MFP, donde está agradecida por la seguridad que le brinda su banco comunal. Razón por la que promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas. Sonia de recibir su apoyo, invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de 2 bolsas de semilla de arveja, varios sacos de fertilizantes naturales y si le sobra el dinero comprará productos de primera necesidad para su tienda de comestibles.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 128
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  • $56,122,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Sonia to buy two bags of pea seeds, sacks of fertilizer, and products with which to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 9, 2011
Listed
Sep 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2012