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Melita
Melita is 39 years old and she is a hard-working and entrepreneurial woman that strives to get ahead. She is married to Francisco who is a government employee. They have three children that are 18, 5, and 3 years old. They live in their own home that they worked very hard to buy.

Malita makes Popsicle sticks. Each week a man comes to her home and brings the materials she needs, such as plywood, paint, and other items, so that she can create these sticks. She makes them manually, one-by-one. The ones that are used for ice cream are not painted, however, there are bigger ones that are painted and are used for teaching or as decoration. When she has the required quantity, she sends her products in bags to other cities and receives payment. She has been working in this business for 2 years and works with the help of her sister.

She likes her work because it enables her to earn an income so that she can help pay her family's expenses. She is happy because her business is growing because of all of her hard work. She is always thinking about how to improve the quality of life for her children. With this loan of 1500 nuevos soles, she will be able to buy the necessary materials such as plywood, knives, and paints so that she can continue making Popsicle sticks.
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Melita, de 39 años de edad, es una mujer trabajadora y empeñosa con muchas ganas de salir adelante, es conviviente con Francisco quien es empleado estatal, fruto de esa unión tienen 3 hijos 18, 5 y 3 años de edad, habitando su propia casa que compró con mucho esfuerzo.

La actividad que realiza Melita es la fabricación de palitos para helados. Semanalmente acude a su vivienda un señor quien le trae los materiales necesarios para la elaboración de estos productos como triplay, pinturas y otros. La elaboración de los palitos se hace uno por uno de manera manual, los que son usados para helados no se pintan, sin embargo hay otros de mayor medida que son pintados para darles usos didácticos o decorativos. Cuando tiene la cantidad requerida envía sus productos en sacos a otras ciudades y por ello recibe un buen pago. Lleva trabajando en este negocio 2 años y trabaja con la ayuda de su hermana. Eventualmente, vende abarrotes y bebidas las cuales envía a los centros poblados asentados en la ribera de los ríos.
Le gusta su negocio pues le permite tener un ingreso económico para solventar sus gastos familiares, se siente feliz porque su negocio está creciendo a base de mucho esfuerzo ya que siempre está pensando en todo momento brindarles una mejor calidad de vida a sus hijos.
Con el monto solicitado 1500 nuevos soles comprará los materiales necesarios como triplay, cuchillas y pinturas para continuar elaborando los palitos de helados.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 119
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Melita to buy materials such as plywood, knives, and paints so that she can continue making Popsicle sticks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 8, 2013
Listed
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2013