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Juana, a member of the communal bank "Las Orquídeas", lives in the region and province of San Martín, in the Tarapoto district. She works selling juanes, a popular local dish of chicken, rice, olives and spices wrapped in a large banana-like leaf. She runs her business from the front wall of her home at 1393 Jr. Leoncio Prado; her clients come to the site to enjoy her food and she prepares her food there before making deliveries to clients and to fast food stores that distribute her products.

With this loan for 2500 Peruvian soles, which she will repay in 6 months, she will invest in the purchase of rice by the sack and cooking oil by the gallon. She also wants to launch a business selling salchipapas, a popular fast food. To do so she needs to buy a cart from which to sell the salchipapas and the ingredients she will need to make the business a success, such as ketchup, mustard, and soft drinks in a variety of brands, sizes and flavors. She will also buy the ingredients she uses daily to prepare her juanes, including chicken, the big bajao leaves she wraps the chicken and rice in, olives, etc., in order to serve her clients and fill her orders.

Juana is 44 years old and lives with her husband. She is a responsible, cautious and hard working woman. Her goal is to launch the new business selling salchipapas at night.

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La señora Juana, socia del Banco Comunal “Las Orquídeas”, vive en la Región y Provincia de San Martín, distrito de Tarapoto. Se dedica a la venta de juanes el cual es una de las comidas tradicionales de la región. El negocio lo realiza en el frontis de su casa en el Jr. Leoncio Prado Nº 1393, lugar donde acuden los clientes, como también sale a entregar los pedidos que le hacen y lo distribuye a los Snaks de la ciudad.

Con este crédito de S/. 2,500, el cual será cancelado en 6 meses, invertirá en la compra de arroz, en saco, aceite en galón, también quiere implementar el negocio con la venta de salchipapas para lo cual necesita comprar un carrito salchipapero y los insumos para este negocio como las cremas en baldes, (Ketchup, mostaza), gaseosas de diferentes marcas, tamaños y sabores, también comprará los demás productos que a diario necesita para la preparación de sus juanes como gallina, hoja de bijao, aceitunas, etc., para atender a sus clientes y pedidos que le hacen.

Juan tiene 44 años, vive con su esposo, es una mujer responsable, cautelosa y trabajadora. Su meta es implementar el negocio con la venta de salchipapas por las noches.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 83
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  • $63,759,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Juana will be invested in the purchase of rice and cooking oil and in the acquisition of a cart from which to sell fast food (salchipapas).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2008
Sep 26, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009