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Ofelia
Ofelia is 56 years old, kind, hardworking and has a strong desire to get ahead. She is married to Teófilo, with whom she has four children. Teófilo works as a nursing technician. She lives with her husband, three daughters and three grandchildren in her own home that she bought with her husband.

Ofelia’s business is selling groceries. She sells vegetables, plantains, eggs, bread, flour, rice, oil and sugar, among other things. She operates her business from a stall built on the façade of her home. From here she waits on each one of her customers in a very kind and friendly manner. Her daughter helps her with the business, which Ofelia has been running now for six years. She considers her business a success because it has helped her out of her financial difficulties and has allowed her to help her husband with the household expenses.

She likes her business because it allows her to be in her home and look after her children and grandchildren. On the other hand, she has not liked the few times that she has not been able to sell all of her products before they spoiled – especially vegetables that perish in a few days – causing her to lose her investment. But this has not discouraged her, and instead she has more carefully calculated her sales so that she can buy only what is necessary and therefore avoid that any products go bad before being sold.

Ofelia plans to continue to grow her business by looking for ways to increase her sales. With the requested amount of 2000 PEN, she will buy plantains, vegetables and other products such as rice, eggs, oil and sugar.
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Ofelia, de 56 años de edad, es una mujer amable y trabajadora con muchas ganas de salir adelante. Es conviviente con Teófilo quien es técnico en enfermería y padre de sus 4 hijas. Vive en compañía de su pareja, 3 hijas y sus 3 nietos en su propia casa la cual compró con su esposo.
La actividad que realiza Ofelia es la venta de abarrotes. Ofrece al público diversas verduras, plátanos, huevos, panes, harina, arroz, aceite, azúcar y otros. Para eso cuenta con un puesto instalado en el frontis de su vivienda, ahí atiende de manera amable y muy cordial a cada uno de sus clientes que llegan a su establecimiento. Trabaja con ayuda de su hija y realiza esta labor desde hace 6 años. Considera rentable su negocio pues le ha permitido salir de sus apuros económicos, así como poder apoyar a su pareja con los gastos de su hogar.
Le gusta su actividad porque le permite estar en su casa y cuidar a sus hijos y nietos. Por lo contrario, no le gusta cuando algunas veces no consigue vender todos sus productos en el tiempo establecido, sobre todo las verduras que perecen en poco días ocasionándole perdida en su inversión, pero eso no la desanima y realiza mejor los cálculos de sus ventas para comprar lo necesario y evitar que se descompongan. Además tiene planes de continuar y hacer crecer su negocio buscando incrementar sus ventas. Con el monto solicitado de 2000 nuevos soles, los invertirá en la compra de plátanos, verduras y otros productos como arroz, huevos, aceites y azúcar.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,895,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Ofelia to buy plantains, vegetables and other products such as rice, eggs, oil and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 8, 2013
Listed
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2013