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Sara is 29 years old and lives with her son in the rural zone of Oyotun where the people earn their living from growing cotton, corn, and yuca, general business, and livestock. It is two hours from the city of Chiclayo, on the northern coast of Peru.

Together with her family they earn their livelihood from selling fuel and are the only ones in the area who supply their customers. Her husband works in agriculture. Sara has asked for a loan of 1,000 Nuevos Soles to invest in the purchase of more fuel because demand is increasing, and if she sells more, she will generate more income for her family.
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Sara tiene 29 años de edad, vive junto a su hijo en la zona rural de Oyotun, su población se dedica al cultivo de algodón, maíz, yuca, comercio en general y ganadería a dos horas de la ciudad de Chiclayo, costa norte del Perú.

Junto a su familia se dedican a la venta de combustible, siendo los únicos en la zona que abastecen a sus clientes, su esposo se dedica a las labores agrícolas.

Ella ha solicitado un préstamo de 1 000 nuevos soles para invertirlo en la compra de más combustible, ya que la demanda está en aumento, y de esta manera generar mayores ingresos para la familia.

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This product was created to assist Edpyme Alternativa to expand their reach into rural areas of Northern Peru in order to attend more underserved populations. Kiva funding allows the institution to access the Northern areas of the Piura, Lambayeque, and Cajamarca regions, which are generally too costly to serve and therefore less attended by financial institutions.  

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 116
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,994,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Sara to buy fuel to stock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014