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For more than twenty years Amalia has spent a great part of her time working and managing her grocery store. She has always looked for a way to generate income for her home, which is why her grocery store is not her first job. Previously, she worked at a moving fruit stand. However, she thinks that maintaining her store is a more secure job. In addition to attending business at her store, at nights she prepares Salchipapa (a dish comprised of potatoes and fried sausages), and sells Salchipapa from her house. Her youngest daughter accompanies her and always helps. She plans to continue improving her grocery store in order to have an diversity of goods and to be able to increase her sales. For now, she feels happy to have helped her five children with their studies.
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Durante más de veinte años Amalia ha dedicado gran parte de su tiempo en la atención y manejo de su bodega. Siempre ha estado buscando la forma de generar ingresos a su casa, por lo que la bodega no ha sido su primer trabajo. Anteriormente, ella se dedicaba a la venta de frutas como ambulante, no obstante, pensó que mantener una bodega seria más seguro.

Por las noches, además de atender su negocio prepara Salchipapa (plato conformado por papas y salchichas fritas) y vende fuera de su casa. Su hija menor la acompaña y ayuda siempre.

Ella tiene planeado seguir implementado su bodega para tenerla surtida y poder vender mucho más. Por ahora se siente contenta de haber ayudado a sus cinco hijos con sus estudios.

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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
  • 130
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,907,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Amalia comprar mercadería a su bodega.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2008
Jan 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009