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Enriqueta is a member of the communal bank called, "Friendship and Peace", and lives in the San Martin region, in the province of Mariscal Cáceres, in the district of Juanjui. Her business is located in her own home in Jirón La merced Nº 301. She has a small grocery store where she sells staple goods, sweets, and other edible products of daily consumption. She started selling lollipops, ice, and carbonated drinks in a little kiosk store and bit by bit it has been growing to its current level of success.

With a loan of US$450, which she will repay in six months, Enriqueta will buy noodles of different varieties and brands in packets, cases of jam, rice and sugar, and cooking oil in liter bottles. She buys these products because they are in high demand in her area, and to also supply a stock of carbonated beverages and sweets.

Enriqueta is 51 years old, has three children: a daughter and two sons. She is a very responsible woman. Her dreams of getting ahead in life and helping her husband with the education of her children, motivated her to develop herself as a business woman. She considers herself a fighter and perseverant, and feels that her dedication to business and her unconditional support to her family is a great example for her sons.

Translated from Spanish by Katrina H, Kiva volunteer.

La señora Enriqueta es socia del banco comunal “Amistad y Paz”, vive en la Región San Martín, provincia D. Mariscal Cáceres, distrito D. Juanjui. El negocio está ubicado en su propia casa ubicada en el Jirón La merced Nº 301, tiene una Bodega donD. venD. abarrotes en general, golosinas y otros productos comestibles D. consumo diario. Se inició vendiendo chupetes, hielo y gaseosas en un pequeño puesto D. ventas y poco a poco fue creciendo hasta lograr lo que ahora tiene.

El préstamo D. S/. 1,300, el cual pagará en 6 meses, comprará fideos D. distintas variedades y marcas en paquetes, conservas en cajas, arroz y azúcar en sacos, aceite en botellas D. un litro. Estos productos los compra debido a que son muy requeridos en la zona y también para surtir el stock D. bebidas gasificadas y golosinas.

Enriqueta tiene 51 años D. edad, 3 hijos, una mujer y dos varones. Es una mujer muy responsable, sus deseos D. salir adelante y apoyar a su esposo en la educación D. sus hijos la impulsó a desarrollarse como pequeña empresaria. Se considera luchadora, perseverante y siente que es un gran ejemplo para sus hijos por su dedicación al negocio y apoyo incondicional a su familia.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Enriqueta purchase of staple items (noodles, rice, sugar, jam, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2008
Mar 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2008