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Maria
María, 54, is a modest and tenacious woman. She raised her 7 children alone, and now lives with one of them in a house they have rented for the past 4 years. Her work is varied, and despite her advanced age, María has the vitality of a young girl. She sells food, sweets, and jellies in bulk at all of the festivals in nearby towns. As well, she knits sweaters, hats, scarves, and more using natural wool and wooden needles. Her creativity and perseverance have attracted regular clients. Now that the rainy season is approaching, she has a lot of knitting to deliver, including hats, gloves, and woollen scarves.

This is her second loan with Kiva, and she feels grateful for the financial support she has already received which has allowed her to move forward. María will invest this 800 soles in the purchase of wool in bulk in different colours, sizes, and textures to complete her knitting.
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María, de 54 años es una mujer sencilla y luchadora. Cuidó sola de sus 7 hijos y ahora vive solo con una de ellas en una casa alquilada desde hace 4 años. Su trabajo es diverso, a pesar de su avanzada edad María, tiene la vitalidad de una niña. Trabaja vendiendo comida, dulces y gelatinas por cantidad en todas las festividades de los pueblos cercanos , además teje chompas, gorras, chalinas y demás prendas a base de lana natural y palitos de madera, su creatividad y constancia hacen que obtenga clientes fijos. Ahora tiene muchos tejidos que entregar entre gorras, guantes y chalinas de lana, ya que se acerca la temporada de lluvias.
Este es el segundo crédito con KIVA y se siente agradecida por el apoyo financiero recibido ya que esto le permite seguir adelante. María, invertirá los S/.800 soles en la compra de lana por cantidad de diferentes colores, tamaños y texturas para realizar sus tejidos.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 85
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,213,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maria to purchase wool in bulk in different colours and sizes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 5, 2013
Listed
Jul 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 29, 2014