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Maria Isabel
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Maria was born in the Huarochiri province in the department of Lima. She is married, has 4 children and is 37 years old. Currently her husband's work is temporary. He is a bricklayer and the money that he receives in exchange for his work is insufficient to cover all of the basic necessities. It is because of this that Maria maD. the decision to help with the expenses. She remembered that from the time she was very little her mother taught her that all work is dignified. It is due to this that she began to sell plants and natural products since the late 90s. Thanks to the good use of her earnings she has been able to make her business bigger and help with the expenses of the home.

Maria's dream is to have her own place to sell her items that is much bigger and more secure, as well as to acquire more merchandise to be able to fulfill the requests of her clients. This will enable her to have more money and to invest it in the most important thing for her and her family, the education of the children, so that they can finish their basic studies in primary and secondary school and continue with higher education so that they don't repeat the same history as EsteL..

Translated from Spanish by Lauren Conover, volunteer.

María nació en L. Provincia D. Huarochiri – Departamento D. Lima. Es casada, tiene 4 hijos y tiene 37 años D. edad. Actualmente el trabajo que tiene su esposo es eventual, realiza trabajos D. albañilería y el dinero que recibe a cambio es insuficiente para cubrir todas las necesidades básicas; es por ello, que Maria toma L. decisión D. colaborar con los gastos; recordó que desD. muy pequeña L. madre les enseño que todo trabajo es digno es por ello que empieza a vender plantas y productos naturales caseros desD. fines D. los años 90. Gracias al buen uso que le está dando a sus ingresos ha podido ampliar su negocio y ayudar con los gastos del hogar.
El sueño D. María es contar con un puesto propio mucho más amplio y seguro, además D. adquirir más mercadería para poder cumplir con los pedidos D. sus clientes y que eso le permita tener mas dinero e invertirlo en lo mas importante par elL. y su familia, L. educación D. los hijos, para que ellos puedan concluir sus estudios básicos D. primaria y secundaria y seguir estudios superiores para que no se repita L. misma historia D. elL..

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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.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 78
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,829,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Maria Isabel to acquire merchandise for her plant and natural products business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 9, 2008
Dec 26, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009