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Carmen
In spite of being a very young woman, Carmen has done a lot in her life to make a progress in life. She worked at a cleaning service company for three years at a recreation center nearby her home. After saving enough money to rent her own place, she decided to open her own business. She quit her job at the center and stated to work on her new bar.

Even though the business was doing well, she had to close it after a while, as she didn’t have anybody to take care of her small children, one of then a new borne back then. She didn’t have any other choice but to start working from home.

Today, and for the last five years, she’s been selling sodas and beer in the afternoon. Starting this year, she diversified her business starting selling clothes.
In the mornings, she helps at a community dinner supported by the government.

Her plans include building her house out of concrete and to diversify her business even further.
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A pesar de ser una mujer muy joven, Carmen ha hecho mucho en su vida con el fin de progresar. Durante tres años ella trabajo ofreciendo el servicio de limpieza en un club de recreación cerca de su casa. Luego de haber ahorrado lo suficiente para alquilar un local y abrir su propio negocio, abandonó su trabajo en el club y se dedicó a la implementación y servicio de su propio bar.

Aunque no le fue mal en este negocio al poco tiempo también tuvo que dejarlo, pues no tenía quien se hiciera cargo de sus dos pequeños hijos, uno de ellos recién nacido en aquel entonces. Por lo que no tuvo otra opción más que trabajar en su casa.

Hoy en día y desde hace cinco años vende gaseosas y cervezas por las tardes. Desde este año también vende ropa a domicilio y por las mañanas apoya en el comedor popular que el estado mantiene. Dentro de sus planes esta el construir su casa con material de concreto para poder surtir su tienda con muchos más productos.

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About EDAPROSPO

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
  • 88
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,341,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Carmen purchase clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 9, 2009
Listed
Jan 31, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2009