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Not having any economic support from her husband was not an obstacle for Adela to be able to support her 7 children.

After have worked selling desserts in the street and washing clothing, Adela has been selling homemade food from a stand in the market near her house for 5 years.

This business not only has helped her raise her children and better their quality of life, it ihas also generated employment for two of her children with the purchase of their respective motortaxis.

Adela has always had a great vision for business. It is for this reason, and having the opportunity, she would like to open a grocery store and internet service. In addition, thinking always of her children, she would buy them cars so they can offer taxi service, and at least, buy sewing machines so as to start a tailoring business at home.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva Volunteer.

El no tener el apoyo económico de su esposo, no fue un obstáculo para que Adela sacara adelante a sus 7 hijos.

Luego de haber trabajado vendiendo postres en la calle y lavando ropa; Adela, desde hace 5 años, vende comida criolla en un puesto del mercado que está cerca de su casa.

Este negocio no solo le ha ayudado a criar a sus hijos y mejorar su vivienda; sino también, ha generado puestos de empleo a dos de sus hijos con la compra de sus respectivos mototaxis.

Adela, siempre ha tenido una gran visión para los negocios. Es por esto que, de tener la oportunidad, pondría un puesto de abarrotes y un local de Internet. Además, pensando siempre en sus hijos, les compraría carros para que realicen servicios de taxi y a la menor, máquinas de coser para que inicie un taller de costura en casa.

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
  • 44
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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 $575 helped Adela open a grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2008
Jan 4, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2008