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Teodora
Teodora is 64 years old and is married to Sebastián. They have seven children, but they are adults. She lives with her husband in their own home located in a district in the central jungle.

Teodora is a warm and generous person. She has a stand located at the entrance of a popular tourist spot. In her facility she sells handicrafts such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings, home decorations, etc. All of these are made from the seeds of exotic plants. “What I like best is selling coconut monkeys (crafts) at 10 soles but I buy at 5 and will double the price,” she says. But these months there are not many sales, so she also offers soft drinks and ice cream sodas.

She has been thinking of visiting her children during the holiday season and returning with vigor to work. Her trip will also be useful in acquiring merchandise from other cities. She is happy because she is confident that these days will do much to benefit her family and business.

This will be her seventh loan through MFP and she is grateful for the help. She promises to be punctual in her loan repayment. She belongs to the communal bank “Las Heliconias” and she enjoys the teamwork.

She will invest the 500 soles in the purchase of more handicrafts buying at wholesale, including bracelets, necklaces, homemade decorations, among others.
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Teodora de 64 años esta casada con Sebastián, con quien tiene 7 hijos pero ellos son mayores de edad. Ella vive con su esposo en una casa propia ubicada en la selva central.
Teodora es una mujer cálida y humanitaria. Cuenta con un puesto de ventas ubicado en un lugar turístico muy visitado. En su establecimiento expende artesanías como pulseras, collares, aretes, adornos para el hogar, etc., todos estos elaborados con semillas de plantas exóticas. “Lo que más se vende son los monitos de coco (artesanía) a 10 soles pero yo lo compro a 5 y gano el doble”, comenta.
Pero estos meses no tiene muchas ventas, por ello también ofrece gaseosas y refrescos helados. Tiene pensado visitar a sus hijos, en éstas fiestas navideñas y volver con fuerza al trabajo. Además su viaje le servirá para adquirir mercadería de otras ciudades.
Ésta contenta porque confía que estos días serán de mucho provecho familiar y en sus negocios. Éste sería su préstamo número 7 con de MFP gracias a su ayuda, por eso se compromete a ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Las Heliconias” y le agrada el trabajo en equipo.
Invertirá los 500 soles en la compra de más artesanía al por mayor entre pulseras, collares, adornos caseros, entre otros.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 78
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  • $55,189,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Teodora to buy bracelets, necklaces, and decorations crafted by hand for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 29, 2012
Listed
Dec 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013