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Maria Flora
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Maria S. has lived in Huascar 25 years, she is a mother of 7 (two of them underaged and in school). Her children are her life force and the reason she wants to improve her business daily. Her first business venture was selling coal, and later with the initiative of her two eldest sons opened a sewing shop.

They currently have five machines which allow them to sew clothes and provide other services. To be able to reach their objectives, they need to purchase 10 sewing machines.

Translated from Spanish by Henry Corral, Kiva Volunteer.

Additional Information


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
  • 46
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Maria Flora purchase machinery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 9, 2008
Dec 26, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 10, 2008