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Gladis
Gladis, 52 years old, is a hardworking woman who is also caring and friendly. She lives with her partner, Aurelio, who is a civil construction worker and they have three children as the fruit of their union whom they love greatly. Together they live comfortably in their own home.

Gladis has a business making and selling underwear for ladies and gentlemen. She has a machine that she bought with her savings and learned to sew on her own by watching her friends and helping them. She also sells meals, breakfasts as well as lunches, in front of her house. She started sewing more than 21 years and selling food three years ago. She sewed first for her relatives and neighbors but has now succeeded in expanding her customer base thanks to her fine work. She relies on help from her sister, who is also learning the skills of a seamstress.

She feels her business is successful because of the good profit it generates. She likes her business because she can count on an income to help her husband with household expenses. On the other hand, she does not enjoy the physical fatigue she endures from maintaining the same posture, however she still wants to continue working and expanding her business by making skirts and blouses to stock her inventory.

This is her eleventh loan from MFP and she is counting on their collaboration in order to continue meeting her goals. She is also comfortable with her communal bank and considers its members to be responsible and supportive people. With the S/. 3,000 sum requested, she will purchase sewing supplies, such as fabric, elastic lace and other items, which she will bring from the capital, seeking the lowest prices by making high-volume purchases.
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Gladis, de 52 años de edad, es una mujer trabajadora y empeñosa además de ser amable y solidaria. Es conviviente con Aurelio quien es obrero de construcción civil, y fruto de esa unión tiene 03 hijos a los que quiere mucho. Juntos habitan cómodamente su casa propia. La actividad que realiza Gladis es la confección y venta de ropas interiores de damas y caballeros, para lo cual cuenta con una maquina que compró con sus ahorros y aprendiendo por cuenta propia viendo a sus amistades y ayudándolas. También vende comidas tanto desayunos como almuerzos en el frontis de su casa.
Iniciándose hace más de 21 años en la costura, 3 años en la venta de comidas, confeccionando primero para sus familiares y vecinos, ahora ha logrado hacer crecer sus clientes gracias a sus buenos trabajos, contando con la ayuda de su hermana quien también está aprendiendo éste oficio de costura.
Considera rentable su negocio por las buenas ganancias que le deja.
Le gusta su negocio ya que puede contar con un ingreso económico para apoyar a su esposo con los gastos del hogar. Por lo contrario, no le gusta el cansancio físico que le ocasiona estar en una misma postura, pero aun así desea continuar trabajando y ampliar su negocio confeccionando faldas y blusas para surtir su negocio. Este es el préstamo número 11 con la institución MFP, por tanto cuenta con su colaboración para continuar con sus objetivos. Por otro lado comenta estar cómoda con el grupo de su banco comunal pues considera a sus miembros ser personas responsables y solidarias.
Con el monto solicitado de 3000 nuevos soles, lo invertirá en la compra de materiales para costura como telas, blondas elásticas y otros, los cuales los traerá desde la capital buscando precios más bajos por sus compras en volumen.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,916,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Gladis to purchase fabrics, elastic lace and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 8, 2012
Listed
Sep 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013