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At 22, Charito has been working in the bookbinding business her whole life. She started working at a printing works when she was 18. However, she started working independently only two years ago.

She binds books in bulk for companies, which provide her with all the materials she needs for the task. She just needs to invest in sponges, cloths and rollers, so when she started receiving loans from EDAPROSPO, she was able to use them to cover the household expenses, managing to repay the loans with the profits earned from her job.

All her work is done manually, so she normally works alone. However, when she receives big orders, she sometimes needs help from two or more people.

Charito is separated, but her husband helps her support their two young children. Her wish for the future is to keep her job.

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A sus treinta y nueve años, Charito, ha trabajado en el encuadernado y empastado de libros toda su vida. A los dieciocho años empezó trabajando en imprenta. Sin embargo, recién empezó a trabajar independientemente: hace dos años.

Trabaja al por mayor para empresas, que la proveen con todo el material que necesita para la tarea, y ella hace el empastado, alzado y gomado de los libros. Solo necesita invertir en unas esponjas, trapos y rodillos, así que cuando empezó a recibir préstamos de EDAPROSPO pudo usarlos para cubrir gastos grandes de su casa, alcanzando reembolsar los préstamos con las ganancias de su trabajo.

Todo su trabajo es manual, así que normalmente trabaja sola, cuando recibe pedidos grandes necesita requiere la ayuda de dos o más personas.

Charito es separada, pero su esposo ayuda con los gastos de sus dos hijos menores, así que su deseo por el futuro solo es de seguir en su trabajo.

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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
  • 37
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,328,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $100 helped Charito new work tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2009
Feb 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009