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Belen
Belén, 55 years old, is married to Walter. They have four adult children who are now independent. Belén and Walter live together in a house they own. Belén runs a small store out of her home, from which she sells soft drinks, flour, candy, juice, eggs and other bottled items. She has a wide display window where she advertises all the items she has for sale. Every two weeks, she also brings this merchandise to bordering towns on the shore of the rivers. These trips can last up to a week. Belén works with her husband's help: he is in charge of moving all the heavy merchandise. Belén has worked in this business for 11 years and has been very successful. She also owns a motor taxi that she rents out to drivers daily. In the last 11 years, Belén has learned a lot and advanced her business because she enjoys the satisfaction of earning her own money and being able to make her own schedule. She is very happy to be working alongside her husband and to help secure their financial situation.

Belén is requesting a loan of 3,800 Peruvian soles. She is very grateful to everyone who has made this opportunity possible because she needs it to achieve her work-related goals. Belén will use this loan to buy various products to sell in bordering towns such as eggs, yogurt, juice, flour, rice, soft drinks, and other items.
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Belén, de 55 años, está casada con Walter con quien tiene 4 hijos que ya son mayores e independientes, por eso ella vive a lado de su esposo en su casa propia. Belén se dedica a la venta de productos como gaseosas, harinas, golosinas, jugos, huevos y otros productos envasados. Tiene instalado en su vivienda una vitrina amplia en donde exhibe todos los productos que pone a la venta. Del mismo modo traslada de manera quincenal la misma mercadería hacia otras poblaciones aledañas que se encuentran en las orillas de los ríos, estos viajes pueden tardar hasta una semana de recorrido. Trabaja con la ayuda de su esposo quien se encarga de movilizar la pesada mercadería. Lleva en este negocio 11 años y le va muy bien, por otra parte tiene un mototaxi que alquila a un conductor a cambio de un pago diario. Durante todo el tiempo que se dedica a su negocio siente que aprendió y avanzó mucho ya que tiene la satisfacción de tener sus propios ingresos y además disponer de su tiempo como ella mejor lo crea conveniente, se siente contenta trabajando al lado de su esposo ya que eso le brinda mayor seguridad. En esta oportunidad solicitará S/. 3800, por tanto agradece a todas las personas que hacen posible su acceso al préstamo que necesita para cumplir con sus objetivos laborales. Con el monto solicitado comprará diversos productos para enviarlos a otras localidades como huevos, yogurt, jugos, harinas, arroz, gaseosas y otros.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 100
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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 $1,375 helped Belen to buy eggs, yogurt, juices, flour, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 15, 2013
Listed
Aug 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 25, 2014