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Melisa is a young woman with a lot of dreams for getting ahead. For four years, she's made a living selling tableware. It was her aunt who gave her the idea to start a business because she too had earned a living selling in the markets and meeting the demand of her customers.

Melisa started small, only selling plastic kitchen items at first, but happily she's managed to grow the business thanks to the strength and dedication she gets from her six-year old daughter. For the future, she's thinking about buying a place and developing a large home products store.

Translated from Spanish by Jere Wiseman, Kiva Volunteer

Melisa es una mujer muy joven y con muchos sueños por delante. Ella desde hace cuatro años que se encarga de la atención de su puesto ambulante vendiendo vajillas de losa. Fue su tía quien le dio la idea de abrir negocio pues ella como vendedora también en el mercado vio la demanda en los clientes.

Todo empezó de a poquitos, al inicio ella vendía solo artículos de cocina de plástico pero felizmente ha logrado crecer gracias a su dedicación y a las fuerzas que su hija de seis años le brinda. En un futuro ella piensa comprar un local y tener una tienda mas grande de artículos para el hogar.

Additional Information


EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 84
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,962,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Melissa additional products for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2008
Mar 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2009