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The business of buying and selling Andean products became the most important and vital activity for Hilda’s family. She acquires her merchandise from the fairs in small villages near Juliaca, the city where she lives. She then distributes them wholesale to later be sold in Lima, the capital city of her country. With this business she manages to cover the costs of the most urgent needs of her family and the education of her three children. Her dear husband Wilber also actively participates in the business, and along with him she puts forth her greatest effort in order to expand and increase her family’s income day by day. Her desire is to increase the amount of capital invested in her business and they both believe that by achieving this, they will grow their revenue.

Translated from Spanish by Hugh Yarbrough, Kiva Volunteer

El negocio de compra y venta de productos andinos se convirtió en la actividad más importante e indispensable para la familia de Doña Hilda. Ella adquiere su mercadería los días de feria en los pueblitos aledaños a la ciudad donde radica, Juliaca, y los distribuye al por mayor para ser vendidos en la ciudad capital de su país – Lima. Con este negocio logra cubrir las necesidades más urgentes de su familia y la educación de sus 3 hijos, en este su negocio también participa activamente su querido esposo Wilber, con quien en todo momento pone su mayor esfuerzo con el fin de ampliar y aumentar día a día sus ingresos familiares. Su deseo es ampliar el monto de inversión en su negocio y ambos creen que concretando este propósito mejorará sus ingresos económicos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,449,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Hilda injection of business capital to increase product sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2008
May 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 20, 2009