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Maria
María, age 44, is a responsible woman. She lives at her father’s house, which is located in the town of Ataura, with her four siblings who are all grown. María works in different business activities because she enjoys being active and developing as a person. In the mornings she sells gelatins, tamales, and chopped firewood from a room in her house that is suitable for this business. She is well-known and has established customers who eat the delicious dishes she prepares every day. María also grows corn, potatoes, and alfafa and looks after her crops with great care. The wholesale merchants come to her land during each harvest. María has 24 years of experience. During this entire time, she has learned how to save in order to acquire animals such as cows, calves, and bulls that she sells once they have matured. María has now started a job with the state in which she works on a highway project. Through the duration of her contract, she plans to save toward making improvements to the infrastructure of her shop.


María is a member of the Communal Bank “Hacienda” and is taking her third loan with MFP. She is pleased with the support she has received from everyone. In addition, she promises to be prompt with her payments. Her Communal Bank consists of responsible and supportive individuals. María will invest the money she requested in the purchase of tree trunks for making firewood. She will also buy supplies for making gelatins and tamales for her business.

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María, de 44 años es una mujer responsable. Vive en casa de su padre, ubicada en la localidad de Ataura; en compañía de sus 4 hijos, todos ellos mayores de edad, Ella trabaja en diversas actividades, pues gusta de estar activa y sentirse desarrollada. Durante las mañanas se dedica a la venta de gelatina, tamales y rajadas de laña, en un cuarto que acondicionó en su casa, es muy conocida tanto así que tiene clientes fijos; los que todos los días consumen los ricos alimentos que prepara. Por otro lado, también siembra maíz, papa y alfalfa, los cuales cuida con mucho esmero, pues en cada cosecha los comerciantes mayoristas la visitan en sus mismos terrenos agrícolas. Ya tiene 24 años de experiencia, en todo este tiempo aprendió a ahorrar, por ello cuenta con animales como: vacas, becerros y toros, los cuales vende cuando están maduros. Ahora comenzó a trabajar para el estado en una obra de carreteras, donde recibe un sueldo fijo, por lo que dure su contrato planea ahorrar para mejorar la infraestructura de su tienda. Ella pertenece al bA. comunal “hacienda” y este es el tercer crédito con MFP, donde se siente feliz, pues recibe el apoyo de todos ustedes, quienes le permiten seguir en su negocio. Además promete ser puntual en el pago de sus cuotas, pues su asociación lo conforman personas responsables y solidarias. María, de recibir su apoyo; invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de árboles para realizar leña, asimismo en insumos para le elaboración de gelatina y tamal para su negocio.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 125
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,919,550
    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 Maria to buy tree trunks for firewood and supplies for making gelatin and tamales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 11, 2011
Listed
Nov 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012