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Martha is 60 years old, happy, and hard working. She lives in her own home she bought with her husband, Guillermo. Her children are older and independent and live in different places. Martha sells bread that her husband prepares in their artisan's oven made from clay, then she sells the bread on the street from door to door from a plastic tray that she carries. She has been doing this for 10 years. She considers the business profitable since she earns up to 50% on top of what she invests in it. A short while ago there was a torrential rain that destroyed her oven, but despite this, she continues to work, purchasing breads from another bakery so she doesn't lose her hard won clients. Everything is going well since she has loyal customers because she brings them quality products. And so, she hopes to maintain this rhythm and build an even bigger oven that will allow her to increase business. This will be the 19th loan she has had from MFP and she likes the group very much because she feels they are responsible. She hopes to continue to do well and continue working with this institution whom she thanks for the opportunity they have given her to feel productive. With the amount of $975 dollars that she is applying for, she will invest in her business, she will purchase a larger quantity of bread and in this way increase her sales while at the same time repairing her oven in order to achieve her long term goals.
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Martha, de 60 años, es una mujer alegre y muy esforzada en su trabajo. Vive en su casa propia que compró junto a su conviviente Guillermo. Ya que sus hijos son mayores e independientes y viven en lugares distintos. El trabajo de Martha consiste en venta de pan, su esposo prepara estos panes en un horno artesanal hecho con arcilla, los cuales son vendidos luego en la calle, o de puerta en puerta, en el que Martha los transporta en una bandeja de plástico. Lleva 10 años en este negocio y hasta el momento lo viene realizando en sociedad con su pareja. Considera rentable ya que este negocio le produce una ganancia de hasta el 50% de lo que invierte. Hace poco hubo una lluvia torrencial que destruyó su horno artesanal, a pesar de esto continua adelante abasteciéndose de panes de otra panadería, para no perder sus clientes ganados en todo este tiempo. Le va bien ya que tiene muchos clientes que le son muy fieles por que les da un buen producto. Por tanto espera poder mantener ese ritmo de ventas, y volver a reconstruir un horno más grande que le permita crecer en sus ventas. Este será el préstamo numero 19 con la institución MFP, le gusta mucho su grupo por que siente que son responsables, espera poder seguir yendo bien y seguir trabajando con la institución a quien agradece mucho por la oportunidad que le da de poder sentirse productiva,
Con el monto solicitado 2500 soles lo invertirá para continuar con su negocio, comprará pan en mayor cantidad para así crecer en sus ventas, asimismo reparará su horno artesanal para cumplir con sus objetivos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 152
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,178,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Martha purchase bread and repair her artisan oven.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 27, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013