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America has always been a hard-working woman. She began working in her hometown, Cerro de Pasco, in the mountains of Peru, selling vegetables in a market.

Nevertheless, when she had to move to Lima with her family, she had to give up that job. Once they were settled in the capital, she started another business. This time she didn't want to sell on the street so, taking a bit more of a risk, she invested in a small storefront.

The store is five years old now, and thanks to her and to the efforts of her husband, who works as a bus driver, they are able to maintain their home day to day. Thanks to both their efforts, they have also managed to build a house and educate their children.

On the other hand, in addition to running the store, America would like to open a grocery stall in the market near her house when she has the opportunity.
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America siempre ha sido unamuejr trabaajadora. Emopezo a trabajar en su pueblo natal, Cerro de Pasco,ubicado enla sierra delPeru. En ese trabajo ella se dedicaba a vender verduras en unmercado.
No obstante, cuando tuvo que mudarse a Lima con su familia tu vo que dejarlo. Una vez ya establecidos en la capital, se animó a emprender otro negocio. Esta vez ya no queria trabajar como ambulante asi que, arriesgando un poco más, invirtió en una bodega.

Esta bodega hoy ya tiene cinco años y es gracias a ella y al trabajo de su esposo,quien labora como chofer de combi, que mantienen adiario su hogar. Gracias al esfuerzo de ambos, han logrado construir su casa y a seguir educando a sus hijos también.

Por otro lado, además de manejar la bodega, a América le gustaría abrir un puesto de abarrotes en el mercado de su casa cuando tenga la oportunidad.

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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
  • 44
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped America purchase merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2008
Jan 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009