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Mercedes has made a living by delivering lunches the past four years. It was her brother who encouraged her to prepare meals and deliver them. He helps her load the food containers. Mercedes had previously worked for a company. The loans she has received have helped her purchase the utensils necessary to deliver her meals. Mercedes would like to rent a place and set up a bookstore with her daughter.

Translated from Spanish by Marty Greenstein, Kiva volunteer

Mercedes se dedica al reparto de almuerzos desde hace 4 años. Fue su hermano quien le animó a preparar comida y repartirla. Él la ayuda a cargar los envases de comida. Mercedes antes trabajaba en una empresa.
Los préstamos que he recibido le han servido para comprar los utensilios que necesita para repartir los almuerzos.
A ella le gustaría alquilar un local con su hija y poner una librería.

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
  • 85
    View loans »
    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,982,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mercedes purchase the utensils needed to deliver the lunches she offers / Para comprar los utensilios que necesita para repartir los almuerzos que ofrece.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 26, 2009