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Update on Carmen

Carmen, age 49, is married and has four children under her care. She lives in her own house in the Valle de los Incas sector of the Tambogrande district. She lives in a rural area of the district, but she does have electrical service.

Carmen’s business activity is selling food and “chicha” (a corn based drink). Her business is located in her own home. She tends to her business on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays with customers whom she knows. She has been doing this for over six years.

Her husband is a farmer, and he has his own land. He grows mangos and lemons, which he harvests and sells weekly. He is generating extra income to support his wife with the obligations of the loan and with providing the family with food.

She is requesting a loan for 1,200 soles to buy supplies to make chicha. She will buy things like sugar, hard corn, and fertilizers for their crops.
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Carmen es una mujer de 49 años de edad, es casada y cuenta con 4 hijos a su cargo. Vive en domicilio propio en el sector Valle de los Incas, en el distrito de Tambogrande. Vive en la zona rural del distrito, pero cuenta con servicio de luz eléctrica.
La actividad que desarrolla Carmen es la venta de comida y chicha, negocio ubicado en propio domicilio, atendiendo los días viernes, sábados, domingos y lunes contando con clientela conocida. Esta actividad la desarrolla hace más de 6 años. Su esposo se dedica a la agricultura, terreno propio, en el cual tiene sembrado mango y limón que cosecha y vende semanalmente, generándole ingresos extras para apoyar a su esposa en sus obligaciones crediticias y canasta familiar.
El monto del crédito solicitado es de 1200 nuevos soles, los cuales serán invertidos en la compra de insumos para la elaboración de chicha, tales como azúcar, maíz duro, así como para la compra de fertilizantes para sus cultivos.

Previous Loan Details

Carmen is 49 years old, married and has four children. She lives in her own home in the district of Tambogrande, an agricultural area in the province of Piura, over four hours from the city of Chiclayo, the capital of the Lambayeque Region. The area has no basic utilities such as running water ... More from Carmen'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
  • 81
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,829,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Carmen to buy things like sugar, hard corn, and fertilizers for the crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Carmen. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2011. Learn More