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Santosa, 54, is a simple woman. She has been a widow for 29 years, and since then she has raised her four children by herself. They are now educated and on the right track in life. She currently lives alone in the house which she bought thirty years ago.

She used to plant crops and raise animals, like all of the other rural farmers. When her husband died, she bought a house in the plaza of her town. It was there that she had the idea to open a grocery store, because there were none in the area. Over time, she earned a good income. The competition increased, but that didn't discourage her because she had faithful clients who never stopped shopping in her store. With time, she consolidated her business and now she is one of the most respected businesswomen in the area. Many of the town's inhabitants do their shopping in her store.

She would now like to increase her working capital in order to continue taking care of her clients. She belongs to the "Niño Jesús" communal bank, and this is her eighth loan with MFP. She is grateful for the opportunity to progress and she promises to make her payments on time. She also enjoys being a member of her association, where everyone is united and supportive.

Santosa will invest this money in the purchase of staple products for her grocery store.
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Santosa, de 54 años es una mujer sencilla. Enviudó hace 29 años, desde entonces cuidó sola de sus 4 hijos, los que se encuentran formados y encaminados. Ahora ella vive sola en la casa que compró hace 30 años.
En un principio sembraba y criaba animales como todas los campesinos, cuando falleció su esposo compró una casa en la plaza de la localidad, es ahí donde piensa en abrir una tienda de comestibles, pues no existía una en la zona, con el tiempo obtuvo muchas ganancias y incrementó la competencia, pero eso no la desmotivó pues tenía clientes fieles que nunca dejaron de comprar en su tienda. Con el paso del tiempo se consolidó y ahora es una de las más respetadas de la zona y muchos de sus habitantes comprar sus alimentos en su tienda. Ahora desea incrementar más su capital de trabajo para seguir cuidando de sus clientes. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “niño Jesús” y este es el octavo crédito con MFP. Agradece la oportunidad de progreso, prometiendo ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas. Además gusta de pertenecer a su asociación, donde todos son unidos y solidarios.
Santosa, invertirá el dinero en la compra de productos de primera necesidad para su tienda de comestibles.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 155
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  • $60,197,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Santosa to buy staple products for her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2013
Feb 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2013