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María Juana
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Mrs. Maria Juana is 51 years old, finished junior high school, and has two children who are not dependents any more. She lives in the La Esperanza district, Trujillo Province, in the La Libertad Department. She works in the manufacturing of handmaD. artisanal shoes, and offers them to customers in different areas . She learned to do this from her husband, who worked at a factory.

Mrs. Maria Juana is a member of the communal bank, "Mujeres Valerosas" (courageous women). From her communal bank, she obtained her first loan of S/.300 (approximately US$100), with which she bought shoe soles, shoe forms, and leather.

With the recent loan received from Manuela Ramos for S./1,000 (approximately US $335), which will be repaid in 4 months, she will buy leather, adhesives, and soles to make the shoes she will sell in these new year celebrations and in the summer season. Her biggest dream is to have a large factory that has the necessary machinery and technology.

Translated from Spanish by Eliana Colunga, Kiva volunteer.

La señora María Juana tiene 51 años D. edad, estudió secundaria completa y tiene 2 hijos que ya no dependen D. ella. Vive en el Distrito D. La Esperanza D. la Provincia D. Trujillo del Departamento D. La Libertad.
Se dedica a la fabricación artesanal D. calzado, aprendió a hacerlo D. su esposo quien trabajó en una fábrica; reparte el calzado a clientes D. diferentes zonas.

La señora María Juana es socia del Banco Comunal “Mujeres Valerosas” , en su banco comunal obtuvo su primer préstamo D. S/.300 (aproximadamente $100) con los cuales compró suelas, hormas y cuero.

Con el reciente préstamo recibido D. Manuela Ramos D. S/.1,000 (aproximadamente $335) el cual será cancelado en 4 meses, comprará cuero, pegamentos y suelas para confeccionar calzado que venderá en estas fiestas D. fin D. año y en le temporada D. verano.
Su mayor sueño es tener una fábrica granD. que cuente con la maquinaria y tecnología necesaria.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 35
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  • $64,331,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped María Juana buying leather and other materials for manufacturing (Compra de cuero y otros materiales para confección.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2007
Dec 14, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 29, 2008