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Leona
Leona is 53 years old and has six children with her husband, Lauro. They own their house, which they bought after many years of saving and sacrifice.

She works selling sweets, drinks, and food at a stall she set up across from a well-known university in the city. She started to develop the project three years ago, because she wanted to help her husband, who is a construction worker and a cobbler, with home expenses. Now, with one of their daughters' help, they can earn a daily income from her business. She considers it to be profitable, because she is the only one who has a stall at the university, so all the students consume her products. "I have no competition," she is very happy to say. But as with any job, she ran into problems as she developed her business, like during the holiday season, when there are no students and her sales decline. That is why she wants to stock her business with more products so that she can attract other customers, such as the people who live around the university.

This is her second loan with MFP and she is grateful for the support offered, because during all that time she was able to increase her profits, which allowed her to make improvements on her business. For this reason she promises to pay her installments on time.

Leona will invest the money from this loan in the purchase of more sweets, drinks, and other products, in order to stock her food stall.
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Leona tiene 53 años, su esposo es Lauro, con quien tiene seis hijos. Su casa es propia, la compraron luego de muchos años de ahorro y sacrificio.

Ella se dedica a la venta de dulces, bebidas y comida en un quiosco que construyó al frente de una reconocida universidad de la ciudad. Hace 3 años comenzó a desarrollar el proyecto, pues quería ayudar a su esposo, quien es albañil y zapatero, en los gastos del hogar. Ahora, con la ayuda de una de sus hijas, en este negocio, pueden obtener un ingreso diario. Lo considera rentable, pues es la única que tiene un puesto en la universidad y por ende todos los alumnos consumen sus productos. “No tengo ninguna competencia”, afirma muy contenta. Pero como todo trabajo, tuvo inconveniente al desarrollar su negocio, como en las temporadas de vacaciones donde no hay alumnos y sus ventas decaen. Por ello desea surtir su negocio, con más productos, de esa manera, podrá captar otros clientes, como las personas que viven alrededor de la universidad.

Este es su segundo crédito con MFP y agradece el apoyo brindado, pues en todo ese tiempo logró incrementar sus ganancias, las que le sirvieron para adquirir mejoras en su negocio. Por esa razón promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas.
Leona invertirá el dinero de este préstamo en la compra de más dulces, bebidas y otros productos para surtir su quiosco de comestibles.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 82
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,191,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Leona to purchase sweets, drinks, and other food items for her stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 14, 2012
Listed
Jul 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012