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Los Girasoles Del Algodonal Group
In this Group: Vilma, Dora , Apolonia Marina, Doris Alejandrina, Susana Julissa, Rosita Esther, Elsa, Ana Miryam, Juana, Cirila
Vilma is 44 years old, she is married and she has 5 children. It was her sister who encouraged her to work selling clothes and other items such as slippers and shoes. At one time she managed to have a premises where she sold directly to the public. Her business was going very well but due to a lack of support from her family she had to give it up. After a while she started up the same business again but in a different way. She sold her products from house to house and her customers are mainly her friends, family and acquaintances. With her loan she will buy clothes and footwear, taking advantage of the fact that Mothers’ Day is coming up and sales will rise. Her job is a great contributor to the maintenance of her family, especially in supporting her children in their education. She hopes that in near future she will have her own store once again, where she can display her products and therefore earn a better income. The group to which she belongs is called “LOS GIRASOLES DEL ALGODONAL” [The Cotton Field Sunflowers] and it is made up of ten members.

*Señora Vilma is the lady crouching down wearing a sweater.
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Vilma tiene 44 años es casada y tiene 5 hijos, fue su hermana quien la alentó a trabajar en la venta de ropa y diversos artículos como zapatillas y zapatos, alguna vez llego a tener un local donde vendía directamente al público, su negocio iba muy bien pero al no recibir el apoyo de su familia tuvo que dejarlo, después de algún tiempo nuevamente empezó el mismo negocio pero de diferente manera ofreciendo sus productos de casa en casa, sus clientes son en su mayoría amistades, familiares y personas que la conocen. Con su préstamo comprara ropa y calzado aprovechando que se avecina el día de las madres y las ventas aumentan, su trabajo es de mucha ayuda para colaborar en el sustento de su familia, sobretodo apoyar a sus hijos en los estudios, espera en un futuro cercano volver a tener su propio bazar; donde pueda exhibir sus productos para así obtener más ingresos, el grupo al cual pertenece se llama “LOS GIRASOLES DEL ALGODONAL” está conformado por 10 socias.

* La Sra. Vilma esta de cuclillas viste chompa.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 84
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,818,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Girasoles Del Algodonal Group's $3,300 loan helped a member to buy clothes and footwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2012
May 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012