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Lina
Lina is 54 years old, married, with three children. She lives with her husband and her son Ivan, who is 30 years old. They live together in a house that her husband inherited. Lina is a seamstress. She cuts and sews clothing and underclothes for women, men and children. She learned this skill from studying at an occupational school. She has been doing this work for twenty years. At first she had one sewing machine that she bought with her savings. She works in a sufficient space in her home. Now she has two sewing machines, which allow her to finish a project in less time. Her customers are mainly people she knows and her neighbors. They know the quality of her work. She likes her work and feels comfortable doing it. This is why she would like to increase the size of her workshop. This would make her more comfortable and she would also have room to show her finished products. She is requesting a loan of 3800 soles. She is thankful for the financial support that will help her increase her business. With the money that she is requesting she will buy a serger machine and more sewing supplies such as fabric, thread, elastic and other things.
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Lina, de 54 años de edad, está casada y tiene 3 hijos. Vive en compañía de su esposo y su hijo Iván de 30 años de edad, juntos habitan la casa que construyeron en un terreno heredado a su esposo.La actividad que realiza Lina es la costura. Trabaja en el corte y confección de prendas de vestir y lencerías para damas, caballeros y niños. Aprendió este oficio estudiando en un centro de educación ocupacional. Se inició en este rubro hace 20 años, inicialmente tenía solo una máquina de coser que compró con sus ahorros. Su centro de labores se encuentra en un amplio espacio de su hogar. Actualmente tiene 2 máquinas que le permiten culminar una obra en corto tiempo. Su clientela esta conformada principalmente por sus familiares y sus vecinos que reconocen la calidad de su trabajo. Se siente a gusto y cómoda realizando este oficio, es por eso que tiene planes de ampliar el espacio de su taller para mayor comodidad y exhibir sus trabajos terminados.En esta oportunidad solicitará S/. 3800 soles y está muy contenta de saber que tendrá un apoyo financiero que le permitirá avanzar con su negocio.Con el monto solicitado comprará 1 máquina remalladora además de materiales de confección como telas, hilos, elásticos y otros.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,002,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Lina to buy a serger machine, fabric, thread, elastic and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 30, 2013
Listed
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 25, 2014