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Sonia
53-year-old Sonia is a cheerful and very responsible woman. She is a widow and has four children who are grown up and independent. Sonia lives in her own home along with seven other people (children and grandchildren). Her business is selling food. She goes out very early in the morning to the market to buy the supplies that she needs to prepare the delicious dishes that mark her out as a great cook. She sells her food from the sidewalk outside her home. She has been working in this business for just four months and it is doing okay. She has the support of her daughter who is always there to support her with anything she needs.

What Sonia enjoys about her work is that she is always making sales and, for this reason, she considers her work to be profitable. She earns almost half of what she invests. For this reason, she would like to grow in her business as she really enjoys cooking and she would like to eventually have a restaurant in her home.

This will be Sonia's sixth loan from MFP. She is happy with the group in which she works as they are all very responsible and any problems that they have are quickly resolved by everybody. She is also very grateful for the support that she has received from the institution as it is very helpful to her in increasing her working capital. Sonia will use the sum that she has requested to buy ingredients and supplies for making her food. This will enable her to offer a wider variety of dishes.
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Sonia, de 53 años, es una mujer alegre y muy responsable, es viuda y madre de 4 hijos, quienes ya son mayores e independientes, ella vive en su casa propia a lado de siete personas más, entre sus hijos y nietos. El trabajo de Sonia consiste en la venta de comida, ella sale muy temprano al mercado a hacer las compras de los insumos necesarios para elaborar los deliciosos platos que la caracterizan como la mejor cocinera. Ella vende en la vereda de su casa, lleva recién trabajando cuatro meses con este negocio y le esta yendo regular,asimismo cuenta con el apoyo de su hija, quien esta siempre a su lado para apoyarla en lo que necesite. Lo que le gusta de su trabajo es que siempre hay ventas, por ello es que lo considera rentable, gana casi la mitad de lo que invierte. Por tanto espera crecer a lado de su negocio ya que le gusta mucho cocinar y llegar a tener un restaurante en su casa. Este será el sexto crédito con MFP, se siente satisfecha con el grupo que trabaja ya que son muy responsables y los problemas que tienen lo solucionan rápido y entre todos. Por otro lado agradece mucho el apoyo brindado por la institución ya que le es de mucha ayuda para aumentar su capital de trabajo. Con el monto solicitado comprará ingredientes e insumos para la elaboración de su comida y así pueda tener mayor variedad de platos que ofrecer.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 71
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,341,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Sonia to buy supplies for preparing different dishes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 20, 2011
Listed
Oct 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012