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Rufina Yolanda
Rufina is 73 years old. She is widowed, with three children who are financially independent. She works selling meat from a rented stall in a market in her area. With this business, she is following the example of her parents, who also worked in this activity, and it's in this way that Rufina has been able to move ahead in life.

It's been over 20 years since she was widowed, and at 73 years old, Rufina has shown that she is a hard-working woman who engages with full force to continue working and thus earn income, as she tells us that she supports one of her granddaughters in her education

With her end-goal of continuing to get ahead, she is requesting the loan to invest in her business by buying beef. Rufina's wish is to increase her capital so that she can rent another butcher's stall, as she knows that in this way she would be able to obtain greater earnings.

Rufina is grateful to the KIVA lenders as they have made her progress possible.
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Rufina tiene 73 años de edad es viuda y tiene 3 hijos independiente, ella se dedica a la venta de carne, donde alquila un puesto en un mercado de su localidad, actividad la cual ha seguido siguiendo el ejemplo de sus padres ya que también se dedicaban a dicha actividad, es de esta manera como Rufina a logrado salir adelante, ya que hace mas de 20 años quedo viuda, a sus 73 años Rufina a demostrado que es una mujer trabajadora y se siente con todas las fuerzas de seguir trabajando y de esa manera generar ingresos, ya que nos manifiesta que apoya a una de sus nietas en sus estudios, con el fin de seguir progresando solicito el préstamo para invertir en su negocio comprando res (carne). El deseo de Rufina es de aumentar su capital para así poder alquilar otro puesto de carnicería pues ella sabe que de esa manera obtendrá mayores ganancias. Rufina agradece a los prestamistas KIVA ya que hacen posible su progreso.

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
  • 36
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,328,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Rufina Yolanda to buy beef.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012