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Norma has had a bodega for over fifteen years. When she was young she used to help at the shop that her mother run, but once she got married she opened her own business to help her husband cover the house expenses.

In the morning, besides the usual, Norma sells basic food products, such as vegetables, fruit and meat. She keeps these items at home. She opens her minimarket at the evenings, too.

Part of the earnings are reinvested in more products to sell. Another part of the Earning is used for her home expenses. Throughout the time, she has helped her husband building their home and paying for their children’s education.

In the future, she would like to build extra rooms in her house and rent them.
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Desde hace quince años Norma dedica todo el día a su bodega. Cuando era una joven ella ayudaba a atender la tienda que su madre manejaba, pero una vez que contrajo matrimonio tuvo que independizarse y abrir su propia tienda para ayudar con los gastos de su hogar.

Por las mañanas, además de lo habitual, Norma se encarga de vender alimentos para la canasta básica familiar, como verduras, frutas y carnes. Esto lo guarda en su casa por las tardes y nuevamente su minimarket se convierte en una bodega.

Según lo que cuenta, parte de las ganancias lo vuelve a invertir en la mercadería. Otra parte del dinero lo destina para los gastos de la casa. A lo largo del tiempo ella ha ayudado a su esposo con la construcción de su casa con la educación de sus hijos.

En el futuro ella quisiera construir habitaciones en su casa para alquilarlos.

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EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 131
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,863,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Norma purchase products for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2008
Jan 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009