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Esther
Esther is 59 years old. She is a woman who has always worked hard to do well in life. Her partner is Luis, a motor mechanic. The couple have five children who are already grown up and live independently. Esther currently lives in her own home together with her partner, two of her daughters and one of their partners.

Esther works as a dressmaker. She designs clothing and sews to order. Her work is very much in demand in her neighborhood as she is the only person who does this work. She learned the business from her mother at a very young age and also studied at a vocational center. She now has her own workshop. Esther started out with one sewing machine more than 44 years ago and has been working alone up to now. She still recalls that when she started out she had a lot of doubts and difficulties but, thanks to her efforts and hard work, she was able to make progress. In addition, she also rents out rooms and commercial premises.

This is Esther's 17th loan from MFP and she hopes to continue achieving her goals. She pledges, once again, to make her repayments responsibly and on time. She feels very comfortable within her community bank as her fellow group members are very responsible and supportive.

Esther will use the 1,000 soles she has requested to buy materials (fabric, threads, buttons, fasteners, elastic, etc.) so that she can continue in her dressmaking business. She will also buy some construction supplies so that she can fix up some rooms that she rents out.
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Esther tiene 59 años, es una mujer que siempre ha luchado por sobresalir en la vida. Su pareja es Luis, quien es mecánico de motos, y con quien tiene cinco hijos que ya son mayores e independientes. Actualmente, vive en su casa propia en compañía de su pareja, dos de sus hijas y la pareja de una de ellas.

Su trabajo es la costura, realiza diseño de ropa y costura a pedidos, su trabajo es muy solicitado en su barrio, ya que es la única que realiza esta actividad. Ella aprendió desde muy pequeña junto a su madre y estudiando en un centro de educación ocupacional, ahora tiene su propio taller, empezó con una máquina de coser hace más de 44 años y hasta el momento lo viene realizando sola. Aún recuerda que cuando se inició tenía muchas dudas y dificultades, pero a base de esfuerzo y mucho trabajo pudo superarlo. Adicionalmente, se dedica al alquiler de habitaciones y locales comerciales.

Este es el crédito número 17 que tiene con MFP, por tanto espera continuar con sus objetivos. Además está muy comprometida en pagar, una vez más, las cuotas a tiempo y de manera responsable. Se siente muy cómoda en su banco comunal, ya que sus compañeros de grupo son muy responsables y siempre se solidarizan con los demás.
Con el monto solicitado, de 1000 nuevos soles, comprará materiales (telas, hilos, botones, cierres, elásticos y otros) para seguir con su trabajo de costura. También adquirirá algunos materiales de construcción para arreglar los cuartos que pone en alquiler.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 121
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,267,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Esther to buy sewing materials and to fix up some rooms that she rents out.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 28, 2012
Listed
Jul 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013