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Macedonia has been dedicated to weaving sweaters for 18 years. She learned to weave and bought a weaving machine. She has a small workshop in her home, where she has weaving and sewing machines. During the day, she weaves a sweater. She also makes clothing that her neighbors and friends order from her. The loans she has requested have helped her buy work tools and supplies. She would like to purchase another weaving machine and to expand her shop.

Translated from Spanish by Tanya Harper, Kiva volunteer

Macedonia se dedica al tejido de chompas desde hace 18 años. Ella aprendió a tejer y se compró una máquina tejedora. Ella tiene un pequeño taller instalado en su casa, donde cuenta con máquinas tejedoras y de costura. Al día, Macedonia teje una chompa. Asimismo, ella también confecciona ropa que sus vecinos y amistades le encargan.
Los préstamos que ha solicitado le han servido para comprar sus herramientas y materiales de trabajo.
A ella le gustaría comprarse otra máquina de tejer y ampliar su taller.

Additional Information


EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,962,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Macedonia to purchase work tools and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009