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Bernita
Bernita, 39 years old, is a hard-working woman. She has been living with her partner Carlos for the last 15 years. Both have 4 children whom they look after in her mother's house, located in the city of Pampas. Together with her husband they work in various activities. The main one during the year is agriculture. They have 10 years experience planting potatoes, peas, ulluco and corn in their 7 agricultural plots. These they acquired thanks to their constancy and effort.

Furthermore, with each harvest they travel to the capital of the country to market their foodstuffs. However during market days and festivities they do business which includes selling blankets, mattresses, hats, wooden spoons and clay pots to the different settlements in the area, such as Salcabamba, Tayacaja, Quishuar and others, where she is renowned and makes good profit as she has regular customers.

Now she wishes to save money to buy her own house. She belongs to the solidarity group "Las Líderes de Santa Anita" and this is her second loan with MFP where she is very happy as she will have financial support and will therefore feel sure about moving on with her business. On the other hand she promises to comply with her quota payments. Furthermore, she likes to be part of her association because all of its members are responsible, supportive people. Bernita, on receiving support; will invest the requested money in buying bedspreads, traditional blankets and pots wholesale, in order to stock her business.
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Bernita, de 39 años es una mujer trabajadora. Vive en concubinato con Carlos, desde hace 15 años. Ambos tienen 4 hijos, a los cuidan en casa de su mamá, ubicada en la ciudad de Pampas. Junto a su esposo se dedican a diversas actividades. La principal durante el año es la agricultura, tienen 10 años sembrando papa, alverja, olluco y maíz, en sus 7 parcelas de terreno agrícola. Que según cuenta, adquirió gracias a su esfuerzo y constancia. Además en cada cosecha viajan a la capital del país, a comercializar sus alimentos. Pero en temporadas de feria y festividades, realizan negocio. Que consiste en la venta de frazadas, colchones, sombreros, cucharones de madera y ollas de barro; a los diferentes caseríos de la zona, como son Salcabamba, Tayacaja, Quishuar y demás; donde ya es conocida y obtiene buenas ganancias, pues tiene clientes fijos. Ahora desea ahorrar dinero para comprar su casa propia. Ella pertenece al grupo solidario “las líderes de santa anita” y este es el segundo crédito con MFP, donde está muy contenta pues tendrá, apoyo financiero, ya que así se sentirá segura de avanzar con su negocio. Por otro lado promete cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas. Además le agrada ser parte de su asociación, porque todos sus integrantes son personas responsables y solidarias. Bernita, de recibir su apoyo; invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra al por mayor de frazadas, mantas típicas y ollas; para abastecer su negocio.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 114
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,753,850
    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 Bernita to buy bedspreads, blankets and pots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2011
Listed
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012