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Sofia
Sofía is 62 years old. She is a widow and has two adult children who now have families of their own. She has her own house and lives next to her two children, who help her out with the household expenses. Sofía makes a living from sewing, which she does in her home. She has been sewing for 40 years now and has based her whole life on this business, using to it bring up and educate her children. In the last 3 years she has also been selling fruit and sweets. She works on her own because these days there is not sufficient demand for her to need to employ anyone else.

What Sofía likes about her work is that it allows her to do something she enjoys and she also has free time to rest and do other things in the house. The business is going well for her since she has customers who always come to her to sort out their clothing problems. For now she only wants to be able to provide for herself, as she has no plans in the short term.

This will be her fifth loan with Kiva. Sofía is grateful for the financial support she is getting in order to keep making progress and she promises to pay her loan instalments punctually. With the requested sum of 2000 soles she will buy sewing materials such as fabric, thread, needles and other items.
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Sofía, de 62 años, es viuda y tiene dos hijos quienes ya tienen una edad mayor y tienen familia propia, tiene una casa propia en donde vive a lado de sus dos hijos, quienes le ayudan en los gastos del hogar. Sofia se dedica a la confección, actividad que realiza en su casa, lleva ya cuarenta años trabajando en la confección, es decir hizo toda su vida con este negocio y educo y crió con este trabajo a sus hijos, además recién lleva tres años vendiendo frutas y golosinas, trabaja sola ya que no hay mucha demanda por estos días como para tener que contratar a alguien mas. Le gusta de su trabajo que le permite hacer algo que le emociona, además tiene tiempo libre para poder descansar y hacer otras cosas en su casa, le esta yendo bien ya que sus clientes siguen yendo en busca de que les solucione su problema de vestir, espera nada mas mantenerse ya que por ahora no tiene planes a corto plazo. Este será el quinto préstamo con Kiva, y se siente agradecida por el apoyo financiero que recibe para seguir adelante, además se compromete a pagar sus cuotas de manera puntual. Con el monto solicitado de S/.2000 soles, comprará materiales de confección tales como tela, hilos, agujas, entre otros.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,041,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Sofia to buy sewing materials such as fabric, thread, needles and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 14, 2013
Listed
Nov 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 3, 2015