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Celfita
Celfita, 45, is a hard-working, good mother who sacrifies everything for her three children, ages 12, 8 and 4, and educates and feeds on her own, as she is a single mother. She and her children live with her parents and a brother who also has his family living there.

Celfita is a street vendor and sells bags. Every day she gets up early and goes to the market to offer bags to shoppers. She works in the markets closest to her home or in the crowded streets where there are many customers. She is very loved because of her charisma and good customer service. She has been in this business for nine years and works alone since the children are still in school, even though they do help her sometimes. What she likes about her work is that she has free time, is independent and can do other things. She knows that her work is the only income for the family, so she must get ahead despite any adversity. Fortunately, she has fixed customers that she has gained over time so she earns a good profit. She wants to continue progressing economically to give her family a better lifestyle. She would also like to have her own stall to make her sales more formal.

This is her fourth loan through MFP, so she is grateful to the people who are giving her this opportunity for financial help, because this gives her the confidence to advance in her work. She is committed to paying back the loan on time because this makes her feel more at ease and supported by the members of her communal bank. With the 1200 PEN she is requesting, she will buy more plastic bags and continue selling them to the customers who are requesting different sizes and qualities.
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Celfita, de 45 años, es una madre de familia muy trabajadora, buena y que sacrifica todo por sus tres hijos de 12, 8 y 4 años, a quienes tiene que educar y alimentar sola pues ella es madre soltera, vive en casa de sus padres junto a sus hijos, sus padres y un hermano quien tiene también su familia viviendo ahí.
Celfita tiene un trabajo que consiste en la venta ambulatoria de bolsas, todos los días se levanta temprano y se va a los mercados a ofrecer bolsas para el despacho de productos, trabaja en los mercados más cercanos a su casa o en las calles más transitadas de la ciudad en donde tiene un buen mercado de clientes, es muy querida ya que es carismática y sabe cómo tratar a sus clientes. Tiene 9 años en este trabajo y lo hace sola ya que sus hijos aun estudian y le apoyan solo algunas horas. Le gusta su trabajo porque tiene tiempo libre que le brinda independencia y libertad para realizar otras funciones, ella sabe que de su trabajo depende la sostenibilidad de su familia, es por eso que sigue adelante a pesar de las adversidades, afortunadamente tiene clientes fijos que consolidó con el paso del tiempo y que le permite tener buenas ganancias, espera seguir progresando económicamente ya que le permitirá mejorar la condición de vida de su familia, además quisiera tener un local para vender de manera mas formal. Este es el crédito número 4 con MFP, por tanto agradece a quienes hacen posible su acceso a este financiamiento ya que así se sentirá más segura de avanzar con su trabajo, por otro lado se compromete a cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas de forma puntual, del mismo modo se siente muy tranquila y respaldada por los integrantes de su banco comunal. Con el monto solicitado 1200 soles, comprará mas bolsas de plástico para continuar vendiendo a sus clientes quienes le solicitan de mayores tamaño y de diferentes calidades.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 103
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,342,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Celfita to buy plastic bags in different sizes and qualities.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 23, 2012
Listed
Oct 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013