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Margarita
Margarita, 46, lives with Marcelino, and together they have 3 children aged 27, 24, and 17. She lives in a rented home, located in a district of the central jungle. Margarita is an enterprising woman. She has had a business selling handicrafts for 20 years, particularly items made from wood, such as serving spoons, cutting boards, trivets, coasters, kitchen utensil holders, and other items made from wood that are used in the kitchen. Most of the time she works on her own, but she has the support of her partner and children.

"This business is profitable if you sell in large quantities," she says. Margarita gets her merchandise from a carpentry shop. She sells her products on Fridays at the same location, and on Saturdays she travels 25 minutes to arrive at a market in another city. On Sundays, she travels more than 2 hours to get to another community where she has a lot of customers. She invests about 1,000 Peruvian soles every 15 days, and at this time she wants to invest a bit more so that she can go out to sell in other cities.

Margarita needs your support to invest in merchandise, because these are the months when sales are strong. This is her second loan with MFP, and she is committed to making her payments on time. She appreciates working with her communal bank "Rosas y Claveles." With this loan, she will buy products such as kitchen utensils made of wood to sell in the various surrounding cities.
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Margarita de 46 años, convive con Marcelino con quien tiene 3 hijos de 27, 24 y 17 años. Vive en una casa alquilada ubicada en un distrito de la selva central. Margarita es una mujer emprendedora. Hace 20 años se dedica a la venta de artesanía, especialmente a la venta de artículos de madera, como cucharones, tableros para picar alimentos, porta ollas, porta vasos, porta utensilios, y otros objetos de madera cuyo uso es exclusivo para las labores en la cocina. Muchas veces realiza su trabajo sola, pero cuenta con el apoyo de su pareja e hijos.
“El negocio es rentable si se vende en mayores cantidades”, menciona. Margarita adquiere su mercadería en una carpintería. Los viernes ofrece sus productos en su misma localidad, los sábados viaja 25 minutos para llegar a la feria de otra ciudad; y los domingos viaja más de 2 horas para llegar a otra comunidad donde también tiene buena clientela. Invierte cerca de 1000 soles para 15 días, por eso ahora quiere invertir un poco más y salir a otras ciudades.
Margarita requiere de su apoyo para invertir en la compra de mercadería ya que estos meses tienen mayores ventas. Éste es su crédito número 2 con MFP, por lo que se compromete en pagar las cuotas con puntualidad. Le agrada el trabajo con su banco comunal “Rosas y Claveles”.
Con el dinero comprará artículos como utensilios de cocina elaborados de madera para expenderlos en distintas ciudades aledañas.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,919,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Margarita to buy items made from wood, such as kitchen utensils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 20, 2012
Listed
Nov 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 6, 2014