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Sobeida
Sobeida is 44 years old, and she lives with her husband and their two grown children in their own home. Sobeida operates a sewing business out of a small workshop in her house. The most popular products she makes are sheets and pillow cases, along with shirts and blouses. She started her business with the purchase of a sewing machine and a few fabrics and materials, and her operation has grown ever since. Up until now, Sobeida has been able to purchase all the necessary materials for her business with money she had saved up from the past 20 years of working at her food sales business. She still works on the side selling food to generate additional income.

The aspect Sobeida likes best about her sewing business is the freedom it gives her to exercise her creativity and dexterity in each garment she makes. She also loves seeing the gratitude and excitement on her clients' faces when they receive their new clothes. Sobeida is grateful for the financial support that this loan represents, and she promises to make all scheduled repayments on time. With the support from this loan, Sobeida plans to purchase materials or use in her sewing business, including fabric, elastics bands, doilies and thread.
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Sobeida, de 44 años, está casada y vive en su casa propia a lado de su esposo y sus dos hijos quienes son mayores de edad. El trabajo de Sobeida consiste en la confección y arreglo de prendas de vestir, por eso tiene instalado su modesto taller en un espacio de su casa, se dedica básicamente a confeccionar sábanas y fundas de almohadas, pero también elabora camisas o blusas. Se inició comprando una máquina de coser y algunos materiales necesarios para realizar las prendas. Todo ello lo pudo obtener con el dinero que tenía ahorrado cuando trabajaba vendiendo comida, función que aún cumple de forma rutinaria. Lleva ya casi 20 años en ésta actividad y le va bien ya que le genera buenas ganancias. Lo que mas le gusta de su trabajo es que puede plasmar su creatividad con total destreza en cada una de las prendas que elabora, le agrada ver la satisfacción de sus clientes al recibir la vestimenta en perfecto estado. En esta oportunidad solicitará S/. 1500 soles, está muy contenta de saber que tiene un apoyo financiero, ya que así se sentirá mas segura de avanzar con su trabajo, además se compromete una vez más a cumplir con el pago puntual de sus cuotas. Con el monto solicitado comprará todos los materiales que necesita para confeccionar sus prendas y sábanas tales como hilos, elásticos, blondas y telas.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,916,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Sobeida to purchase sewing materials such as thread, elastic bands, doilies and fabric for her sewing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 25, 2013
Listed
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 25, 2014