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Ms. Juanita S., a member of the “La Mujer Riojana” (The Woman from Rioja) microfinance institute, lives in the San Martín department of the province and district of Rioja. She sells clothing for men, women and children for a living. She works as a street vendor, traveling to the nearby towns, but she also sells merchandise to her family, friends and neighbors.

With this 1,000.00 PEN loan, which will be repaid in 6 months, she will purchase women’s apparel, such as t-shirts, blouses, pants, as well as children’ apparel, that way, she can fill the orders made by her customers, who are the reason why she is in business in the first place. She also wants to take advantage of the year-end festivities.

Juanita is 35 years old and lives with her 3 young children and her husband, who supports her with the business. Her husband also goes to different towns in search of new customers. Her goal is to have her own booth in the market so that she will no longer have to keep walking around, and so that she can take better care of her children.

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La señora Juanita, socia del Banco Comunal “La Mujer Riojana”, vive en el departamento de San Martín, provincia y distrito de Rioja. Se dedica a la venta de ropa para damas caballeros y niños. Vende de manera ambulatoria, recorre los pueblos cercanos, así como a vecinos, amigos y familiares.

Con este préstamo de S/.1,000, el cual será cancelado en 6 meses, comprará ropa para damas como polos, blusas, pantalones, ropa para niños y niñas, de esa manera podrá atender los pedidos que le hacen sus clientes quienes son la razón de su negocio, además quiere aprovechar las fiestas de fin de año.

Juanita tiene 35 años de edad, vive con sus 03 hijos aún pequeños y con su esposo quien la apoya en su negocio. Su esposo también sale a recorrer los pueblos en busca de nuevos clientes. Su meta es contar con un puesto en el mercado para que no tenga que estar viajando seguido y poder cuidar mejor a sus hijos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,487,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Juanita purchase t-shirts, blouses, pants, and clothing for boys and girls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2008
Dec 3, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009