Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Maria
María is 40 years old; she is a cheerful and enterprising woman. She has her own house where she lives together with her partner Pedro, who works in agriculture planting plantains, cassava, oranges, limes, etc. Her children are already independent; each one lives in their own house.

María’s work consists of selling dried “Shebón” leaves, which is a type of palm that’s used as roofs for houses in the communities, and also in sheds for raising chickens. She carries out her sales of these leaves in front of her own home. She started out in this business because there were abundant Shebón palms on her neighbor’s farm; then, she had the idea to earn money selling these leaves, which were sought after by those who raised chickens. She does this work in partnership with her neighbor, who offers her the leaves at a low price; she then resells them to her customers.

She’s been in this business for 4 years. She says that her work is profitable because in these times, consumption of chicken is increasing. This causes the farmers to build more sheds, and this increases her sales of leaves. Before beginning this work, she did not have the sufficient capital to open her own business. She helped her partner with agriculture until she had enough support capital.

She wishes to stay in this business and increase her sales, removing plenty of leaves to supply her customers and generate more economic earnings. Therefore, this will be her 5th loan with the organization MFP. She is grateful because they give her the opportunity to get ahead in her work. She feels good in her group, since they are all kind and respectful.

With the requested loan of 2000 soles, she will use it as capital for her business; also, she will purchase tools for the removal of these Shebón leaves, such as machetes, axes, shovels, and boots, etc. With the aid of these materials, she will be able to remove more leaves and her earnings will increase.
View original language description ↓
María de 40 años, es una mujer alegre y emprendedora. Tiene una casa propia en la cual vive junto a su conviviente Pedro, quien se dedica a la agricultura a la siembra de plátano, yuca, naranjas, limones, etc. Sus hijos ya son independientes, cada quien vive en su propia casa.
El trabajo de María consiste en la venta de hojas secas de “Shebón” que es un tipo de palmera; que se usa como techos para casas en las comunidades y también en los galpones para la crianza de pollos. Realiza la venta de estas hojas en el frontis de su vivienda propia. Se inicio en este negocio porque en el fundo de su vecino había abundantes palmeras de “Shebón” entonces tuvo la idea generar dinero vendiendo estas hojas, que son solicitadas por los que crían pollos. Esta actividad lo realiza en sociedad con su vecino quien le brinda las hojas a un precio bajo y lo revende a sus clientes. Lleva 4 años en este negocio. Comenta que su actividad es rentable porque en este tiempo aumentado el consumo de pollo, esto hace que los granjeros construyan más galpones y esto incrementa su venta de hojas. Antes de iniciar esta actividad económica no tenía el capital suficiente para aperturar un negocio propio, ayudaba a su conviviente en la agricultura, hasta lograr tener un capital de respaldo. Desea permanecer en este negocio e incrementar sus ventas, extraer abundantes hojas para abastecer a sus clientes y generar más ganancias económicas. Por tanto éste será su préstamo número 05 con la institución MFP, está agradecida porque le dan la oportunidad de seguir adelante en su actividad económica, se siente bien en su grupo ya que todo son ambles y respetuosos.
Con el monto solicitado 2000 soles, lo utilizará como capital para su negocio y también comprará herramientas para la extracción de estas hojas de shebón como machetes, hachas, palas, botas, etc. Con la ayuda de estos materiales podrá extraer más hojas e incrementara su ganancia.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 117
    View loans »
    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Maria to purchase machetes, axes, shovels, and boots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 27, 2012
Listed
Nov 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013