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Selmita
Selmita, 52 years old, is married to Carlos and has one 19-year-old son with whom she lives in her own home. Selmita’s work consists of the sale of grocery products. She has a small store in her home, where she also offers some products from catalogs for her customers, the majority of whom are her friends, neighbors, and relatives. She also possesses a motorcycle taxi that she rents to a trustworthy person.

She has been working all types of jobs for more than 18 years. She has worked alone since her husband makes a living in agriculture and spends much of his time on his farm. What she likes about her work is that she can make money while being in her home, spending time with her son who on some occasions also goes out to work on the motorcycle taxi that she has. In her neighborhood her grocery store is very crowded since she treats her customers well and has everything they need. She has a good income and it is going well for her in this economic activity.

She hopes to later open a business in the sale of motorcycle taxi spare parts and a tire repair shop. This will be her sixth loan with Kiva. Because of this, she is requesting Kiva’s cooperation to be able to concrete her plans. With the amount requested of 600 Nuevo Soles, she will buy food products for her grocery store like rice, sugar, and milk, among others.
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Selmita, de 52 años, esta casada con Carlos y tiene un hijo de 19 años con quien vive en su casa propia. El trabajo de Selmita consiste en la venta de productos comestibles, ella tiene una pequeña tienda en su casa, donde también ofrece algunos productos por catalogo a sus clientes que en su mayoría son sus amigos, vecinos y familiares, ella también posee una mototaxi que alquila a una persona de confianza. Lleva más de 18 años haciendo todo de tipo de trabajo el cual hace sola ya que su esposo se dedica a la agricultura y pasa mucho tiempo en su chacra. Lo que le gusta de su trabajo es que puede ganar dinero estando en su casa, compartiendo el tiempo junto a su hijo quien en algunas ocasiones sale también a trabajar en la mototaxi que tiene. En el barrio su bodega es muy concurrida ya que trata bien a sus clientes y tiene todo lo que ellos necesitan por lo que tiene buenos ingresos y le va bien en esta actividad económica, espera mas adelante poner un negocio como es la venta de repuestos de mototaxis y una vulcanizadora. Este será su crédito número 06 con Kiva. Por ello solicita de su colaboración para que pueda concretar sus planes. Con el monto solicitado 600 soles, comprará productos comestibles para su bodega tales como arroz, azúcar, leche, entre otros.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,557,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Selmita to buy food products such as rice, sugar, and milk, among others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 27, 2013
Listed
Sep 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 3, 2015