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Norma
Norma, 44, divorced the father of her 7 children four years ago. She lives in her sister’s house with three of her children since two of them are studying in Lima and the rest of them work in Chile.

Norma is a woman who knows how to do a little bit of everything. She started out weaving and making crafts. Later she opened a small store which is currently pretty neglected and almost empty. In addition to this, during the evenings she sells “salchipapas” (fried potatoes with fried sausages) outside her house. She is aware that her money does not stretch far enough so she also works in a villa cooking for athletes and earning a monthly salary. On the other hand, thanks to experiences of her friends and neighbors she knows that selling vegetables is profitable. She plans to buy peas, olluco [a tuber] and potatoes at wholesale to sell in the city of Lima. The main problem she’s faced throughout these years of non-stop struggle is the lack of capital to stock her store. Later on, following a recommendation from a cousin, she plans to travel to Spain to work there and send back money to her children; she will save up the necessary money for this.

This will be the first time that Norma accesses an MFP loan so she is excited since her plans are defined and she wants to make them a reality. She needs your help. Norma will use the money to buy sacks of peas, ollucos and potatoes as well as pay to transport them to Lima and thus start a new business.
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Norma de 44 años de edad, se divorcio del padre de sus 7 hijos hace 4 años. Ella vive en la casa de su hermana con 3 de sus hijos, ya que 2 de ellos están estudiando en Lima, y los restantes trabajan en Chile. Norma es una mujer que sabe hacer de todo, empezó tejiendo y haciendo manualidades, después abrió una pequeña tienda, la que está descuidada y casi vacía. Además de eso, por las tardes vende “salchipapas” (papas y salchichas fritas) fuera de la casa. Es consciente que el dinero no le alcanza, así que también trabaja en una villa, donde cocina para deportistas, de esa manera recibe un sueldo mensual. Por otra parte, por las experiencias de amigos y vecinos, sabe que la venta de verduras es rentable. Piensa comprar arvejas, ollucos, y papas al por mayor y venderlos en la ciudad de Lima. El principal problema que ha tenido en todos estos años de lucha incansable ha sido la falta de capital para surtir su tienda. Más adelante, por recomendación de una prima, ella piensa viajar a España, allí trabajará y enviará dinero a sus hijos, para ello juntará el dinero necesario. Sería la primera vez que Norma accedería a un crédito de MFP, por tal razón se encuentra emocionada, ya que sus planes están calculados y necesita materializarlos. Necesita de su ayuda. Norma invertirá el dinero en la compra de sacos de arvejas, ollucos y papa. Además en el servicio de flete para trasladarlos hacia Lima. Así empezará un nuevo negocio.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 74
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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 $1,125 helped Norma to buy sacks of peas, olluco and potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 19, 2011
Listed
Oct 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 18, 2013