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Carmen
29-year-old Carmen is a charismatic young woman. She is married and has two children, with whom she lives in her parents’ house. Carmen’s main job consists of selling various regional products. Depending on the season, she sells bananas, cassava, lemons, cocona, dried fish and other animal products, and the meat from wild animals, such as deer, turtles, lowland pacas, and farm hens. She has a stall located in a very busy market in the city and she works there in the mornings, whereas in the afternoons or on rainy days she works in her house where she has set up a place to display her products.

She has done this work since she was fifteen years old. What she likes about her work is that it allows her to have contact with people, it gives her vitality and a lot of energy to constantly be doing physical activity, and above all she feels happy because she can generate her own earnings in order to continue covering her expenses. On this occasion she is requesting 1,600 PEN, and she is grateful for the opportunity you are giving her to make her business plans a reality. With the amount requested she will buy a greater quantity of bananas, oranges, and other regional products so she can continue working.
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Carmen, de 29 años, es una mujer joven y carismática, está casada y tiene 2 hijos con quienes vive en la casa de sus padres. El trabajo principal de Carmen consiste en la venta de diversos productos regionales. Dependiendo de la temporada ofrece a la venta, plátano, yuca, limones, cocona y otros alimentos de origen animal como pescado seco y carnes de animales silvestres como venado, tortugas, majas y gallinas de chacra. Tiene un puesto de ventas ubicado en un mercado muy concurrido de la ciudad y en el trabaja por las mañanas, mientras que por las tardes o en días lluviosos trabaja en su casa en donde tiene instalado una andamio de exhibición de productos. Realiza esta actividad hace 15 años. Lo que le gusta de su trabajo es que le permite tener contacto con las personas, le da vitalidad y mucha energía estar en constante actividad física y sobre todo se siente feliz porque puede generar sus propios ingresos económicos para continuar solventado sus gastos. En esta oportunidad solicitará S/. 1600, por ello agradece la oportunidad que le brindan para que pueda concretar sus planes laborales. Con el monto solicitado comprará mayor cantidad de plátano, naranjas y otros productos regionales para continuar trabajando.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 95
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,037,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Carmen to purchase products, such as bananas, oranges, and lemons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 8, 2013
Listed
Dec 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 1, 2015