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Demesia is a very hard-working person, and her aim is to be able to support and educate her six children. She has always found a way to earn a living working from whatever means have been available. Before working at the business she now runs, she sold groceries for one season and later vegetables. Seeing that the vegetable business was not profitable, it occurred to her to put a small restaurant in her house. For two years and with the help of her younger daughter, she has been offering 'caldo de gallina' (chicken soup) starting at 6 p.m. Little by little the business has been growing so that it's been possible to buy the necessary furniture to serve the customers well. Thanks to her work she takes care of the household food, her husband by her side, and keeps up with the home expenses. Within a few months she would like to open and inaugurate one more restaurant at another locale. Right now she is looking into how much this may cost.
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Demesia es un apersona muy trabajadora, con el fin de poder mantener y educar a sus seis hijos ella siempre ha visto el modo de generar ingresos trabajando en lo que estaba a su alcance. Antes de dedicarse al negocio que actualmente maneja, ella vendió abarrotes por una temporada y luego verduras.

Como vio que el negocio de las verduras no era rentable, se le ocurrió poner un pequeño restaurante en su casa. Desde hace dos años que ella ofrece, con la ayuda de su menor hija, caldo de gallina a partir de las seis de la tarde. Poco a poco ha ido creciendo hasta poder comprar los muebles necesarios para atender bien a sus clientes.

Gracias a su trabajo ella vela por los alimentos en su casa, el esposo por su lado, mantiene los gastos propios del hogar. Dentro de unos meses ella quisiera abrir un local para inaugurar un restaurante más. Por ahora esta viendo como puede costearlo.

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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.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 94
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  • $57,998,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Demesia to buy wholesale supplies for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009