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Olimpia, 46, is a hardworking woman. She lives with two of her six children in her mother's house. She wants to improve her home to give her children a better quality of life.

Her main economic activity is her job cleaning for the government, for which she's paid a monthly salary. She works at night until the sun sets. She makes the most of her job to recycle and be able to sell to the processing factories, from which she earns an additional income. "People don't like to recycle, so there's a lot of material when I do the cleaning," she says.

This is her first Kiva loan. She's grateful for the support received. She also promises to be punctual with her payments.

Olimpia will invest the 800 soles [PEN] in cement and bricks to improve the infrastructure of her house.
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Olimpia, de 46 años es una mujer trabajadora. Vive en compañía de 2 de sus 6 hijos en la casa de su madre. Su deseo es mejorar su hogar para brindar a sus hijos una mejor calidad de vida. Su principal actividad económica es el trabajo de limpieza pública que realiza en su gobernación donde la pagan un sueldo mensual, el trabajo que realiza es durante las noches hasta el último rayo de sol, aprovecha el trabajo para reciclar y poder comercializarlos a las fabricas procesadoras y de esa manera obtiene un ingreso adicional, “a las personas no les gusta reciclar por lo que hay mucho material cuando realizo la limpieza”, afirma. Este es su primer crédito con KIVA, por lo que agradece el apoyo recibido. Además promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas.
Olimpia, invertirá los S/.800 soles en el mejoramiento de la infraestructura de su casa comprando cemento y ladrillos.

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 119
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,116,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD