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Silvia
Silvia, 33, is married to Edwin with whom she has two children who are 14 and 9 years old. She and her family live in a house of their own in a rural district. Silvia’s a welcoming and enterprising woman. She’s been a crafts-person for more than 15 years.

She’s very skilled at knitting. When she was a little girl she’d knit clothes for dolls and now that she has family responsibility she turned her hobby into her main source of income. Now, she has looms that she uses to make blankets and tapestries out of different kinds of wool. “It’s more profitable to knit with alpaca wool but it’s also riskier because one must invest more,” she mentions.

She and her husband also work in agriculture growing ‘maca’ [an Andean root vegetable] which sells well. They divide roles: Silvia knits and Edwin farms. They hope to reach their objectives this way and one of them is to finish building their house. Her goals focus on developing as a businesswoman but to do so she needs your help in order to acquire more materials.

She belongs to the “Mujeres al Futuro” (Women towards the Future) communal bank and this is her MFP loan #4. Like in previous occasions, she mentions that she’ll be punctual with her installment payments. She feels good working with responsible members. Silvia will use the 1,000 soles to buy several kilos of sheep and alpaca wool and will also buy synthetic thread in assorted colors.
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Silvia tiene 33 años esta casada con Edwin con quien tiene 2 hijos de 14 y 9 años. Ella y su familia viven en una casa propia ubicada en un distrito rural.
Silvia es una mujer acogedora y empeñosa. Se dedica a la artesanía hace más de 15 años.
Ella tiene gran destreza en los tejidos. Desde niña tejía la ropa de sus muñecas, ahora que tiene una responsabilidad familiar, convirtió su pasatiempo como principal medio para adquirir ingresos. Ahora cuenta con telares, con ellos elabora mantas y tapices de diversas lanas. “Es más rentable tejer con lana de alpaca pero también es arriesgado porque se invierte mucho”, menciona.
A la vez, ella y su esposo se dedican a la agricultura, con la producción de maca, cuyas ventas son favorables. Ellos dividen los roles, Silvia en los tejidos y Edwin en los cultivos, así piensan lograr sus objetivos, uno de ellos es terminar de construir su casa.
Sus metas se enfocan en crecer como empresaria, por ello requiere de su apoyo para adquirir más materiales.
Ella pertenece al banco comunal “Mujeres al futuro” y éste es su crédito número 4 con MFP, como en anteriores ocasiones menciona que será puntual en el pago de las cuotas. Se siente a gusto de trabajar con socias responsables.
Silvia destinará los 1000 soles en la compra de varios kilos de lanas de oveja y alpaca. Así también comprará hilos sintéticos de varios colores.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 60
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,916,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Silvia to buy several kilos of sheep and alpaca wool as well as synthetic thread in assorted colors.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 28, 2012
Listed
Jan 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013