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At seventy two years old, Evaristo is still committed to working. He is retired in the eyes of the government following thirty years working in a textiles factory. However, he prefers to spend his time working rather than resting at home. This is why, for five years, in the mornings, he has been selling sweets from a wheelbarrow outside a school. He decided to go into this line of work as he already had some experience in the field. Before working in the textiles factory he worked for several other people selling sweets. Of course, he was selling from something a bit bigger than a wheelbarrow in those days. On the other hand, in his house he also sells fizzy drinks, as well as other types of soft drink. He plans to work as long as his health allows him to, which is why he is looking to invest more money into his business. Today Evaristo lives with his wife, and his children have all moved out of the family home and live independently.

Translated from Spanish by Lucy Williams, Kiva volunteer

A sus setenta y dos años de edad Evaristo es un hombre que aun se caracteriza por su empeño a la hora de trabajar. Él ya tiene el titulo del gobierno como jubilado gracias a su trabajo de casi treinta años en una fabrica de textil; sin embargo, él prefiere ocupar su tiempo trabajando en algo a quedarse descansado en su casa, es así que desde hace cinco años vende golosinas en un carretilla en los exteriores de un colegio por las mañanas. Se le ocurrió vender golosinas, puesto que ya había tenido experiencia en este negocio. Antes de trabajar en la fabrica textil contrató a un numero de personas para que vendan golosinas. En ese entonces contaba con más de una carretilla. Por otro lado, en su casa vende gaseosas y otras bebidas.
Tiene planeado trabajar hasta cuando la salud se lo permita, aun así el busca invertir más en este negocio. Actualmente Evaristo vive solo con su esposa, sus hijos ya son independientes.

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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
  • 43
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  • $64,381,600
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Evaristo to stock more drinks to sell from home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 31, 2009