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Flora is 42, is single, and lives alone. She has worked different jobs all of her life since she was very young since her family had scarce economic resources. Flora currently works selling candy and all types of sweets as a traveling street vendor on the main streets of her town. Since she has always worked, it's not difficult for her now. What is difficult is feeling lonely sometimes, such as when she arrives home and there is no one to talk to. Flora strives to have a decent life and to secure her old age.

With the money from this loan, she wants to purchase merchandise and a stand. With time, she would like to have a little store where she can offer her products.

Translated from Spanish by Tanya Harper, Kiva volunteer

Flora tiene 42 años, es soltera y vive sola. Ha trabajado durante toda su vida en diferentes labores, desde muy niña, ya que su familia era de bajos recursos económicos.Flora se dedica actualmente a vender golosinas y todo tipo de dulces de forma ambulatoria en las principales calles de su localidad, ya que ella siempre trabajó duro durante toda su vida, hoy no se le hace difícil, lo difícil es sentirse sola, algunas veces, cuando llega a casa y no hay con quien hablar. Flora se esfuerza para tener una vida digna y asegurar su vejes.

Con el dinero del préstamo quiere comprar mercadería, tener un puesto y con el tiempo una tiendita, donde poder ofrecer sus productos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 113
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,072,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Flora to increase her merchandise and purchase a stand so she can stop selling as a traveling street vendor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2008
Sep 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009