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Sonia
21-year-old Sonia is a young woman with a lot of ambition. She cares for her young daughter, Asumi, on her own. She looks after her, with a lot of love, in her aunt's house which is located in the small village of Conopa. Sonia's main feature is the smile that lights up her face. She is a responsible woman who has a lot of courage. Her mother died when she was 18 years old and Sonia started growing crops on the farmland that she inherited. There she grows quinoa and linseed in large quantities. She tells us that she has eight plots of land. After she harvests her crops, she sells them to the wholesalers in Acostambo. At the same time, she also raises pigs and sheep which she fattens so that she can later sell their meat for a higher price. However, the business that makes her the most money is selling traditional hats in the different street markets in the city. She says that she earns, on average, 10 soles for each hat she sells. Her goal is to sell more hats. "I have to cover all the markets" she says, as in this way she will become well known and will gain new customers.

Sonia belongs to the 'Conopa' community bank and this is her second loan from MFP. She is very happy to know that she will have financial support as this makes her feel certain that she will make progress. For her part, she pledges to be punctual in making her loan repayments. With your help, Sonia will invest the money she has requested in buying several hats with which to stock her business.
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Sonia, de 21 años es una mujer joven y con muchas ambiciones. Sola cuida de su pequeña hija Asumi, a la que cuida con mucho amor en casa de su tía, ubicada en el anexo de Conopa. Su principal característica es la sonrisa que irradia de su rostro. Ella es una mujer responsable y con mucho coraje. Cuando tenía 18 años su madre murió, desde entonces se dedicó a producir los terrenos agrícolas que heredó. Ahí siembra quinua y linaza en gran cantidad, cuenta que tiene 8 parcelas; las que después de la cosecha comercializa a los mayorista de Acostambo. Al mismo tiempo cría cerdos y ovejas que enseba para luego vender su carne a un mayor precio. Pero la actividad que le brinda buenas ganancias, es la venta de sombreros típicos, en las diferentes ferias de la ciudad. Cuenta que gana un promedio de 10 nuevos soles por cada ejemplar vendido. Su meta, es vender más sombreros, “tengo que recorrer todas la ferias”, comenta; ya que de esta manera será conocida y obtendrá nuevos clientes. Ella pertenece al grupo solidario “Conopa” y este es el segundo crédito con MFP, donde está muy contenta de saber que tendrá un apoyo financiero, ya que así se sentirá segura de avanzar. Además promete ser puntual en el pago de sus cuotas.
Sonia, de recibir su apoyo; invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de varios sombreros para abastecer su negocio.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 68
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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 $375 helped Sonia to buy a variety of hats in different designs to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 20, 2011
Listed
Nov 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 18, 2013