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Update on Mercedes

Mercedes is 54 years old. She lives in her own house, and her children are already independent. Her house, which lacks basic utility services, is located in the district of TambogranD. in the department of Piura. Typical activities in this area are farming, ranching and handicraft production.

For the past 5 years, Mercedes has worked raising and selling domestic birds (exclusively turkeys). The enclosure for her birds is located behind her house, and she feeds them balanced feed and natural grains. Once they reach their optimal size, she can offer them to her customers, and with the income she obtains from this, she is able cover her household expenses.

She has requested a loan from Edpyme Alternativa for 1500 Peruvian new soles to buy balanced feed and to carry out some repairs to her animal enclosure. Once her birds are fattened up, she sells them at the various markets in her area, with the aim of obtaining a better price and thus having more money in order to have a better quality of life. Mercedes is a hard-working and dedicated person, and the only thing she wants is to help her family get ahead in life, especially her children.
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Mercedes D. 54 años D. edad, vive en su casa propia, tiene hijos independientes, la cual no cuenta con servicios básicos, ubicado en el distrito D. TambogranD. que pertenece al departamento D. Piura. Zona que se caracteriza por la actividad agrícola, ganadera y artesana.

Mercedes se dedica desD. hace 5 años a la crianza y comercialización D. aves D. corral (exclusivamente pavos), su corral lo tiene en la parte posterior D. su casa, los alimenta con comida balanceada y granos naturales, una vez que lleguen a su crecimiento óptimo los pueD. ofrecer a sus clientes y con los ingresos que obtenga pueD. solventar los gastos D. su hogar.

Ha solicitado un préstamo a Edpyme Alternativa D. 1500 nuevos soles para comprar alimento balanceado y realizar algunos arreglos en su corral para sus animales, una vez que se engorden sus aves los venD. a los diferentes mercados D. su zona, con la finalidad D. que obtenga un mejor precio por ellos y así pueda tener más dinero para tener una mejor calidad D. vida. Mercedes es una persona trabajadora y dedicada que lo único que quiere es que su familia salga adelante, en especial que sus hijos.

Previous Loan Details

Mercedes is 53 years old, single, and her children already live independently. Mercedes lives in San Pedro, a medium-sized village in TambogranD.. This is an agricultural area located in Piura province, more than four hours from the city of Chiclayo, capital of Lambayeque region. For the pas... More from Mercedes's previous loan »

Additional Information

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mercedes to buy balanced feed and repair the pen where she keeps her turkeys.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012