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Imelda is a 40 year old woman, unassuming and hardworking. She is the mother of 2 sons – Miguel, 12 years old, and Ruben who is 8. She lives in her own house which is made of adobe and she wants to get ahead.

In the San Jose Market (the most important market of the city of Juliaca) she has a small space where she sells delicious food. The aroma that rises from her rich stews is enough to attract people. Her place is very busy and she usually runs out of all the prepared portions.

She has been working for fifteen years in this business, which has provided the necessary money to feed her sons and pay for their studies, but she feels that in the future she is going to have more expenses and the money will not be enough. For this reason she wants to start a restaurant to sell her delicious dishes in a more comfortable setting and increase her income. Imelda likes to talk with her clients and enjoys doing that a lot, but it is difficult to attend to all the people that come to her place at the same time. However, she does not falter in her eagerness to move forward and is ready to work hard to achieve that.

This is her first loan with MFP and she expects to be able to repay it on time so as to not create a problem for her community bank where she is very respectful of the other members. With the one thousand new soles she is requesting, she will buy more ingredients to prepare the meals she sells and be able to sell more portions each day,
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Imelda es una mujer de 40 años, sencilla y trabajadora; es madre de dos niños, Miguel de 12 y Rubén de 8 años. Actualmente vive en su casa propia hecha de adobe y desea salir adelante. En el mercado San José (mercado importante de la ciudad de Juliaca), tiene un pequeño lugar donde vende su deliciosa comida, el aroma que sale de sus ricos potajes es suficiente para atraer a las personas, su puesto es muy concurrido y por lo general acaba con todas las porciones preparadas. Tiene 15 años en este negocio, el cual le ha dado el dinero necesario para alimentar a sus hijos y pagar sus estudios, pero siente que más adelante va a tener más gastos y el dinero le va a faltar, por eso desea implementar un restaurante para vender con más comodidad sus sabrosos platos y mejorar sus ingresos económicos. A Imelda le gusta conversar con sus comensales, disfruta mucho haciéndolo, pero le es muy difícil atender a todas las personas que concurren a su puesto al mismo tiempo; pero igual no decae en su afán de salir adelante y está dispuesta a trabajar mucho para lograrlo. Este es su primer préstamo co MFP y espera poder pagarlo a tiempo para no traerle problemas a su banco comunal, donde es muy respetuosa con sus demás compañeras. Con los mil nuevos soles solicitados comprará más ingredientes para preparar la comida que vende y así podrá preparar más porciones al día.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 50
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Imelda buy ingredients for the preparation of meals the she sells.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009