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Miriam
Miriam is 38 years old, and lives with Luis and their two children, ages 13 and 14. She and her family live in their own house in the district of San Pedro de Cajas – Tarma.

Until she was 24 years old, Miriam made a living working in agriculture with her parents. When she began a new life with Luis and their first son, their financial needs increased. She therefore decided to begin a weaving business. She acquired artisan and electric looms and began to sell her handiwork. Also, thanks to her studies at an arts school, she learned to paint. She now has a painting and weaving workshop where she works every day, and even some nights, when she has many customer orders. She believes that, “it is important never to be short of work.”

With this business she can help provide for her family and give them a better quality of life. She hopes things will continue work out even when her children are grown and have educational expenses.

This is her fifth loan with MFP, and she has always been punctual in making monthly payments. She is an active member in the community bank, “Mujeres al Futuro: (Women for the Future), and she enjoys the companionship of other kind, entrepreneurial women. With the support from this loan, she plans to buy the necessary materials to make her weavings and paintings.
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Miriam tiene 38 años, vive con Luis, con quien tiene 2 hijos de 13 y 4 años. Ella y su familia habitan en su casa propia en el distrito de San Pedro de Cajas – Tarma.

Hasta los 24 años Miriam se dedicaba a la agricultura, al lado de sus padres. Cuando inició una nueva vida con Luis, y su primer hijo, sus necesidades económicas aumentaron. De esta manera decidió dedicarse al tejido como negocio. Adquirió telares artesanales y eléctricos y empezó a vender lo que elaboraba. También, gracias a sus estudios en la escuela de Bellas Artes aprendió a pintar. Ahora ya cuenta con un taller de tejidos y pintura, donde trabaja todo el día, y cuando los pedidos son mayores tiene que trasnochar, “lo importante es que no falta trabajo”, menciona.
Con esta actividad puede otorgarle a su familia una calidad de vida mejor, y espera que siga siendo así cuando sus hijos sean mayores y sus exigencias en la educación aumenten.

Éste es su crédito número 5 con MFP, por esa razón menciona que pagará con puntualidad las cuotas. Se siente a gusto trabajando con su banco comunal “Mujeres al Futuro”, porque sus socias son constantes y emprendedoras.
Con el dinero que solicita podrá comprar los materiales necesarios para elaborar sus tejidos y sus pinturas.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 66
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,558,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Miriam to purchase materials for weaving and painting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 26, 2012
Listed
May 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013