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Juana Cruz
Juana is the mother of a family, 52 years old, and she lives with her husband and two children in the district of Monsefu in Chiclayo. Juana is a known to be a hardworking woman who is devoted to her children.

Monsefu is a community of artisans. The best souvenirs of Lambayeque can be found here. Juana is a member of this community. She makes straw hats from her own home and she has been in business for more than 15 years. Juana's hats are sold fast like fresh bread and she has an established clientele.

Juana requests a loan from Edpyme Alternativa (Kiva Field Partner) in the amount of 1800 nuevos soles to purchase straw. It is the primary products that she uses to make her hats.

Juana loves her work and she is happy because she is able to earn an income doing what she loves best.
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Juana es una madre D. familia D. 52 años D. edad, ella vive con su esposo y sus dos hijos en el distrito D. Monsefú en Chiclayo. Juana es conocida por ser una mujer trabajadora y devota a sus hijos.

Monsefú es una zona D. artesanos, allí se encuentran los mejores souvenirs D. Lambayeque. Juana pertenece a ese grupo. Ella confecciona sombreros D. palma en su propio domicilio y se dedica hace más D. 15 años a esto. Juana venD. sus sombreros como pan caliente y cuenta con clientela establecida.

Juana solicita a Edpyme Alternativa un crédito D. 800 nuevos soles para comprar palma, que es el insumo principal D. la confección D. sombreros.

A Juana le encanta su trabajo y es feliz porque pueD. ganar dinero haciendo lo que más le gusta.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,488,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Juana Cruz to purchase materials to make hats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2011
Jun 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012