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Maria
Maria E. C. is 52 years of age, and she has been a widow for three years. She has 7 children, none of which live with her. Before he died, her husband worked in a cement factory, and, with the help of some day laborers, he farmed in his spare time.

After her husband died, Maria began a small business of selling clothing. With much hard work and enthusiasm she travels to nearby villages every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to sell her wares. The rest of the week she stays home to attend to the garden her late husband had prepared.

She has been successful in selling clothing in the nearby villages. This experience has allowed her to grow her business, and to gain very valuable business experience. Every two weeks Maria travels to Lima to buy her clothing for resale. She takes advantage of this trip to visit with her children who live there. They also give her advice about what clothing to buy depending on current tastes.

This will be the eighth loan Maria is requesting from MFP. She has shown responsibility and promptness in repayment of the previous loans, and she is an active member of the organization. The funds requested will be used as working capital, to allow her to buy merchandise for resale in the countryside.
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Maria tiene 52 años, enviudó hace 3 años, tiene 7 hijos, pero ya ninguno vive con ella. En vida, su esposo trabajaba en una empresa de cemento, y en sus días libres cultivaba sus chacras con la ayuda de sus peones. Desde que falleció, María empezó en el negocio de la venta de ropa, para evitar la melancolía, desde entonces con mucho empeño y entusiasmo todos los viernes, sábados y domingos vende en los pueblos aledaños y el resto de los días acude a su casa a cuidar el jardín de su esposo. Llevar ropa a los pueblos le resulto muy favorable, porque le ha permitido crecer y ganar experiencia en el comercio, de lo cual se siente muy contenta por estar en contacto con la gente. Maria viaja a la capital cada 15 días para la compra de su mercadería y de paso aprovecha en visitar a sus hijos que viven en Lima, quienes la asesoran de la moda actual para cada prenda. Este es su 8vo préstamo con MFP, y en todo este tiempo ha demostrado responsabilidad en los pagos, y es muy comprometida en la organización de las actividades que realiza su banco comunal. El dinero que solicita es para la compra de ropa, para llevar los pedidos de sus clientes de las zonas rurales.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 89
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  • $57,341,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.2
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maria working capital - buying clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 12, 2009
Listed
Mar 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2009