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El Esfuerzo Es Grande Group
In this Group: Lila Brina , Doris Marlene , Maria , Sabina Eugenia , Lucia Francisca , Noymi Eufracia , Elia Rolinda , Magdalena , Marcela Marcelina
Lila, 38, has a partner and five school-aged children. She is a member of the communal bank "El Esfuerzo es Grande" (Effort is Great), a group made up of nine members who work in various trade activities. Lila has worked selling food and popsicles for four years. At night she also sells sandwiches and salchipapas (fried potatoes with hotdogs) from a sandwich cart. Lila started this business with the idea of helping with home expenses since her husband's salary wasn't enough.

Lila works very hard. Thanks to her effort and dedication she has been able to give her children an education, she has built her house, and at the same time, she has given her family a better quality of life. With the goal of continuing to work, she is applying for a new loan to buy ingredients (potatoes, chicken, etc.) Lila will meet her goals with a lot of work and effort. She is grateful to Edaprospo and Kiva for the loan.
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La Sra. Lila es conviviente, tiene 38 años de edad y tiene 5 hijos en edad escolar, Lila es integrante de la alcancía comunal “El Esfuerzo es Grande”, grupo conformado por 9 socios que se dedican a diversas actividades de comercio. Lila trabaja vendiendo comida, marcianos desde hace 4 años a su vez vende sanguches y salchipapas en las noches en un carrito sanguchero, Lila inicia este negocio con la idea de ayudar con los gastos de la casa ya que el sueldo de su esposo no era suficiente,Lila trabajo muy duro, gracias a su esfuerzo y dedicación ha logrado darles a sus hijos educación, ha construido su casa y a su vez le ha brindado una mejor calidad de vida a su familia. Con el fin de seguir creciendo a solicitado un nuevo préstamo para comprar insumos (papa, pollo, etc). Lila cumplirá sus metas con mucho trabajo y esfuerzo y agradece a Edaprospo y kiva por el prestamo.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 102
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,002,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of El Esfuerzo Es Grande Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to buy ingredients (potatoes, chicken, oil, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2012
Sep 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012