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Juana is a modest mother. Since starting her family and becoming a widow, she has worked constantly and in different jobs with the goal of supporting her children financially. She feels very proud and fulfilled now that her kids are living on their own.

Despite her age, Juana feels she has enough strength to continue as a street vendor of little candies at the Mariano Melgar market in Juliaca. Thanks to her little business, Juana has been able to afford her basic needs. However, she believes that enhancing the number of goods she sells will increase her income even more. That’s why she is reaching out for your generosity and awaiting your reply.

Translated from Spanish by Todd M. Anderson, Kiva volunteer.

Juana, es una humilde madre. Desde que formó su familia y enviudó, trabajó constantemente y en diversas labores con el fin de que sus hijos no pasen limitaciones económicas, ahora que sus retoños ya son independientes se siente orgullosa y realizada como madre.

Doña Juana pese a su avanzada edad siente que tiene suficiente fortaleza para seguir desenvolviéndose en su actividad de venta de golosinas en forma ambulatoria dentro del mercado Mariano Melgar de la ciudad de Juliaca.Gracias a este pequeño negocio está logrando cubrir sus necesidades más urgentes, pero esta diligente madre cree que aumentando su mercadería mejorarán aún más sus ingresos, es por ello que toca vuestros generosos corazones para recibir tu respuesta.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 103
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,923,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Juana additional capital to offer a greater number of products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2008
Apr 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008