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Graciela
Graciela, 39 years old, is a happy and friendly woman. She lives in her own house together with her husband Antonio, who works in civil construction. They have 3 children, who are 14, 08 and 03 years old.

Graciela works in the design, manufacture and sale of clothes for ladies, gentleman and children. She carries out this activity from a premises in her home. She has been running this business for 04 years. She says that she started this activity because she needed a job. A friend taught her to design and make clothes, so that she could set up in this line of work. Her husband helps her purchase materials.

She carries out this activity with some friends, with whom she has set up a society. She thinks that this business is profitable because companies request their manufacturing services for workers’ uniforms at a wholesale level.

Before setting up this business, her husband took responsibility for the household expenses. But his salary did not cover all their debts. Therefore, she decided to learn how to design and make clothes. In the future she hopes to set up a shop in the city market where she can sell her clothes.

This will be her fourth loan with Kiva. She is grateful for the financial support she has received that helps her keep her business going. With the amount requested, S/.1000 soles, she will buy merchandise, such as fabrics, cotton and thread, etc.
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Graciela, de 39 años, es una mujer alegre y amable. Vive en su casa propia junto a su esposo Antonio, quien es obrero de construcción civil. Tienen 3 hijos de 14, 08 y 03 años de edad respectivamente.Graciela se dedica al diseño, confección y venta de ropas para damas, caballeros y niños. Realiza esta actividad en un local de su vivienda. Lleva 04 años en esta actividad. Comenta que se inicio en esta actividad por la necesidad de conseguir un empleo y una amiga le enseño a diseñar y confeccionar para que pueda emprender en este rubro. Su conviviente la ayuda en las compras de sus materiales. Realiza esta actividad económica junto a unas amigas con quienes ha formado una sociedad. Considera rentable este negocio porque las empresas solicitan sus servicios para la confección de los uniformes de sus obreros al por mayor. Antes de iniciar este negocio su esposo se hacia cargo de los gastos de su hogar, pero su sueldo no alcanzaba para pagar las deudas que tenían por eso decidió aprender a diseñar y confeccionar. Espera en el futuro poner una tienda en el mercado de la ciudad para poder vender sus confecciones.Este será su cuarto préstamo con Kiva y se siente agradecida por el apoyo financiero que recibe para seguir adelante.Con el monto solicitado de S/.1000 soles comprará de mercaderia tales como telas , algodón ,hilos, entre otros.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 69
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,341,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD