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Catalicia sells fruits and meats in a small market near her house. Six years ago, she formed a group of people who wanted to set up businesses and together they rented a large space to sell their products. That's how they started a mini-market. Catalicia has worked in daycare centers and communal eateries. She's always been a leader wherever she's worked.

The loans that Catalicia has applied for have been used to expand her business and to open a stall in another mini-market where her husband works. She would like to find other people to open more mini-markets in other places.

Translated from Spanish by Jere Wiseman, Kiva Volunteer

Catalicia vende frutas y carne en un pequeño mercado cerca de su casa. Hace 6 años, ella formó un grupo de personas que querían poner un negocio, por lo que entre todos alquilaron un local grande y empezaron a vender sus productos. Fue así que formaron un mini mercado.
Catalicia ha trabajado cuidando niños en guarderías comunales y en comedores populares. Siempre ha sido lidereza de estas organizaciones.

Los préstamos que ha pedido le han servido para ampliar su negocio y para abrir un puesto en otro mini-mercado. Allí trabaja su esposo. Catalicia quisiera contar con más gente para abrir más minis-mercados en otros lugares.

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.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Catalicia to expand food business and open another stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009