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Maria
María is 63 years old and lives alone in her own house. Her children are now independent and live in other cities with their respective families. María makes a living producing and selling clothing for men, women and children. She does this work from home. She started eight years but has been doing similar work since she was very young as she enjoys designing and producing items. María likes the work as it allows her to use her creativity and to move forward in life, even though she is on her own. She hopes to open a stall in the city's market in the future, so that she can sell her clothes. This will be María's eighth loan with Kiva and she is very grateful for being given the opportunity that she needs in order to get ahead. With the loan of 1000 Nuevo Soles she will buy items such as material, blond lace, elastic and thread in order to continue producing clothing. She has a lot of orders to prepare articles of clothing for the towns' festivals.
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María, de 63 años, es viuda y vive sola en su casa propia. Sus hijos ya son independientes, viven en otras ciudades con sus respectivas familias.El trabajo de María consiste en la confección y venta de ropas para damas, caballeros y niños. Realiza esta actividad en un local en el interior de su vivienda. Lleva 08 años en esta actividad y comenta que se inicio en esta actividad desde muy joven, porque siempre le gustó diseñar y confeccionar. Comenta que le gusta su actividad ya que le permite diseñar su creatividad y seguir adelante a pesar de estar sola. Espera en el futuro poner una tienda en el mercado de la ciudad para poder vender sus confecciones.Por tanto éste será su préstamo número 08 con Kiva, se siente muy agradecida con la institución por darle la oportunidad que necesita para seguir adelante.Con el monto solicitado de S/.1000 soles comprará materiales como telas, blondas, elásticos e hilos para seguir confeccionando y produciendo ya que tiene muchos pedidos para hacer vestuarios para las fiestas de su localidad.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 50
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,923,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Maria to buy materials, blond lace, elastic and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 29, 2013
Listed
Jun 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 19, 2013