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Elvira
Elvira is a 38-year-old, hard-working woman. She has four children but only lives with two of them in her home. She owns a home at the entrance to her neighborhood. She wishes to open a country leisure center in this area, but lacks work capital. “With time, I will save enough money to be able to make my dream a reality,” she affirms.

Elvira works in handicrafts. Every weekend and on holidays, she receives many tourists that visit her area and buy the handicrafts that she produces. Furthermore, she sells therapeutic drinks with native plants which are effective for some diseases. She is known for these drinks, and not only receives visits from tourists, but also from the inhabitants of the different cities.

This is her first loan from Kiva, and she is thankful for the financial support that she is receiving to continue forward. Furthermore, she promises to make her payments punctually. Elvira will invest the 2500 Nuevo Soles in the purchase of cloth and thread for the production of her handcrafted bags.
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Elvira, de 38 años es una mujer trabajadora. Tiene 4 hijos pero solo vive con 2 de ellos en la casa . Posee una casa a la entrada de su localidad, ella desea abrir un recreo campestre en esa zona, pero carece de capital de trabajo, “con el tiempo ahorraré el dinero suficiente para poder hacer realidad mi sueño”, afirma. Elvira se dedica a la artesanía. Todos los fines de semana y en días festivos recibe muchos turistas que visitan el lugar y compran la artesanía que elabora. Además vende bebidas curativas con plantas nativas, las que resultan eficientes para algunas enfermedades por lo que es conocida y no solo recibe la visita de turistas, también de pobladores de las diferentes ciudades. Este es su primer crédito con KIVA y se siente agradecida por el apoyo financiero que recibe para seguir adelante, además se compromete a pagar sus cuotas de manera puntual. Elvira, invertirá los S/.2500 soles en la compra de telas e hilos para la elaboración de las bolsas artesanales.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,945,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Elvira to buy cloth and thread to produce handcrafted bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 26, 2013
Listed
Jul 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 25, 2014