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Maria
María, 59 years old, is a very friendly and hardworking woman. She is single and lives in her own house with her son, her daughter-in-law, and grandson and she helps to raise and educate him.

Maria’s work is buying and selling fish, walking through the street distributing her product to the inhabitants, which she buys at very affordable prices. She has many customers, as she sells the freshest and most delicious fish from the market and she is a very friendly saleswoman, who always gives her customers a smile. Depending on the season she offers sardines, pompano, catfish, paiche, doncella or others.

She has being doing this work for 30 years walking the city streets inch by inch. She likes her work because she can talk with her customers and joke with them, and also she makes a good income as she always has considerable sales. At first when she began this work it was very complicated as she did not know how to preserve the fish that she had not been able to sell and throwing it out at a loss and losing her investment, but over time she learned and now she is doing much better. She hopes to have a little refrigerator in the future where she can sell her fish without feat that it will spoil in the intense heat of the sun.

This is the third loan through MFP. She is very happy to know that she has financial support as she feels more secure going ahead in her business, and she promises once more to complete the payments punctually as she does not want to leave a bad impression about herself in front of the members of her group.

With the requested amount of 2000 soles, she will buy more fish, because recently she has been having a greater demand and she wants to expand her variety of fish.
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María, de 59 años, es una mujer muy amable y trabajadora, es soltera y vive en su casa propia junto a su hijo, su nuera y su nieto a quien ayuda a criar y educar. El trabajo de María es la compra y venta de pescado, caminando por la calle distribuye a sus caseros su producto, el cual compra a precios muy accesibles. Ella tiene muchos clientes, ya que vende el pescado más fresco y sabroso del mercado y es una vendedora muy alegre, que siempre saca a sus clientes una sonrisa. Dependiendo de la temporada, ofrece a la venta sardinas, palometas, bagres, paiche, doncella u otros. Lleva 30 años realizando esta actividad recorriendo las calles de la ciudad de palmo a palmo. Le gusta su trabajo por que puede conversar con sus clientes y bromear con ellos, además que le genera buenas ganancias ya que siempre tiene ventas considerables, al principio cuando se inició con este trabajo le era muy complicado ya que tenia no sabia como conservar el pescado que no lograba vender y todo lo que echaba a perder y perdía su inversión, pero con el tiempo logro aprender y ahora le esta yendo mucho mejor, espera tener en el futuro un pequeño frigorífico donde pueda vender sus pescados sin temor a que se malogren por el intenso calor del sol. Este es el crédito número 3 con MFP, esta muy contenta de saber que tiene un apoyo financiero ya que así se siente mas segura de avanzar con su negocio, por otro lado se compromete una vez mas a cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas de manera puntual ya que no desea dejar una mala impresión sobre sí frente a los miembros de su grupo.
Con el monto solicitado 2000 soles, comprará más pescado, ya que últimamente esta teniendo mayor demanda y desea ampliar la variedad de especies.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 63
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  • $54,552,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maria to buy more fish as recently she has been having a greater demand and she wants to buy more variety of fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 7, 2013
Listed
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2013