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Aurelia has many dreams to follow. She has a good work ethic: each day she farms the earth that provides sustenance for her three children, planting potatoes and "olluco" (an Andean tuber) and taking what she harvests directly to the open markets of Concepción and Huancayo to sell it herself. This is how she is compensated for the effort of six months of cultivation. Aurelia hopes to break into the sale of "comidas típicas" (traditional meals) because she has a special gift for cooking. This is the reason that she is making a loan request.

Translated from Spanish by Donna Yates, Kiva volunteer.

Aurelia, tiene muchos deseos de seguir adelante con su trabajo esforzado de cada día labrando la tierra que le sirve de sustento para la superación de sus 3 hijos, sembrando papa y olluco para llevar lo que cosecha directamente al mercado de Concepción y Huancayo para comercializarlo personalmente y de esa manera compensar el esfuerzo de seis meses de cultivo. Tiene muchos deseos de incursionar en la venta de comidas típicas ya que posee un especial don para la cocina y a esa razón atiende su petición.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,757,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Aurelia capital to break into a new occupation and to buy compost and fertilizers for her cultivated land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2008
Jun 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2009