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Luzmila
Luzmila is 47 years old. She is a hard-working and very enterprising woman, in addition to being cheerful and sociable. She is separated from the father of her two children. She currently lives with just one of them, Cristian, age 23. The house where they live is rented.

She works providing tailoring services and making clothing. She has a small workshop which she set up in her home, where she installed her sewing machines. She learned this profession at a vocational education center, and she later started her business, buying a small machine and making garments for her friends and neighbors. She was able to make herself known and gain more customers, expanding her business and buying more machines to facilitate her work, thus improving her results. She has done this work for more than 16 years, with the help of a niece whom she pays by the week for her work. What she likes about her work is that it lets her use her talents in a profession she enjoys, since she likes coming up with new designs, and she also likes serving her customers. She has plans to expand the space dedicated to her business, and in the future to open a boutique in this same place.

This is loan number 5 for her with the MFP institution, and she feels grateful because in this way she will be able to move ahead with her business. She also feels comfortable with the members of her communal bank, since she considers them responsible people with a sense of solidarity.

With the amount she is requesting, 1500 Peruvian new soles, she will invest in buying supplies to make clothing, such as fabrics, thread, buttons and other items. She will also acquire a new sewing machine, valued at 600 new soles.
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Luzmila tiene 47 años, es una mujer trabajadora y muy emprendedora, además de alegre y sociable. Está separada del padre de sus dos hijos. Ahora vive sólo con uno de ellos, Cristian de 23 años. La casa donde viven es alquilada.

Ella se dedica a la costura y confección de prendas de vestir. Tiene un pequeño taller que implementó en su vivienda donde instaló sus máquinas de coser. Este oficio lo aprendió en un centro de educación ocupacional, para luego comenzar con su negocio, comprando una pequeña máquina y haciendo confesiones a sus vecinas y amigas, logró hacerse conocida y ganar más clientes, fue creciendo y comprando más máquinas que facilitaban su trabajo, mejorando los acabados. Realiza esta actividad hace más de 16 años, contando con la ayuda de una sobrina a quien paga por semana trabajada. Lo que le gusta de su actividad es que le permite desempeñarse en un oficio de su agrado, pues se siente a gusto elaborando nuevos diseños, así como atendiendo a sus clientes. Tiene planes de ampliar el espacio de su negocio y en el futuro abrir una boutique en ese mismo lugar.

Este es el préstamo número 5 con la institución MFP y se siente agradecida porque así podrá avanzar con su negocio. Además de sentirse cómoda con el grupo de su banco comunal, ya que los considera personas responsables y solidarias.
Con el monto solicitado, de 1500 nuevos soles, invertirá en la compra de materiales para confesión de ropa; como telas, hilos, botones y otros. También adquirirá una nueva máquina de coser que estaría valorizada en 600 nuevos soles.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,923,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Luzmila to buy tailoring supplies and a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 19, 2012
Listed
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013