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Luzvilla

Name:  Luzvilla
Location:  Tangub City, Philippines
Primary Activity:  Agriculture - Animal Sales
Loan Requested:  $375.00
Repayment Term:  14 months - repaid monthly
Loan Use:  To buy additional feeds and piglets
Date Funded:  May 11, 2014
Journal:  More Information
Luzvilla is 41 years old, married and lives at Panalsalan, Tangub City Misamis Occidental, in the Philippines. In order to earn a living she takes in and raises pigs from the neighborhood. The piglets' owners share in the profits upon sale, to be divided 60/40 or 70/30 depending on their agreement. With a desire to earn more, she decided to raise pigs on her own as well.

 

Haneefan

Name:  Haneefan
Location:  Lahore, Pakistan
Primary Activity:  Agriculture - Animal Sales
Loan Requested:  $425.00
Repayment Term:  14 months - repaid monthly
Loan Use:  To purchase more animals
Date Funded:  May 11, 2014
Journal:  More Information
Haneefan, age 57, is a married woman. She deals in the business of selling animals. She buys animals such as baby goats and calves at low prices, brings them up, and then sells them out in the market at higher prices. Haneefan makes enough through her business to contribute to her family's income. She also sells milk to generate extra income, but she needs to improve her business to manage her household expenses.

 

Zebonisso

Name:  Zebonisso
Location:  Yavan, Tajikistan
Primary Activity:  Agriculture - Cattle
Loan Requested:  $425.00
Repayment Term:  14 months - repaid monthly
Loan Use:  To buy calves
Date Funded:  May 11, 2014
Journal:  More Information
Zebonisso is 40 years old, and she and her family live in Yavan. She has seven children - six daughters and one son. Her son is the youngest, at 3 years old, and her oldest daughter is 20 years old. Zebonisso, like many of the people who live in Yavan, works in animal husbandry, and raises cattle. Zebonisso enjoys her work, and her daughters help her out. She decided to ask for a loan to purchase more calves. She wants to increase the income from her business because it's taking more money to raise her growing children. The money from the loan will be used solely to buy calves and feed. She is asking you to help her.

 

Ermelinda Del Carmen

Name:  Ermelinda Del Carmen
Location:  Esteli, Nicaragua
Primary Activity:  Retail - General Store
Loan Requested:  $225.00
Repayment Term:  11 months - repaid monthly
Loan Use:  To buy more invetory
Date Funded:  June 09, 2013
Journal:  More Information
Ermelinda is originally from Pueblo Nuevo, Estelí. She started her own convenience store 30 years ago, when she was 16. After selling her bicycle, she used the profits to buy a small amount of merchandise that she sold little by little. As she did so, she gradually built up her business and eventually had enough money to buy more merchandise. This is the only business that she has had. Her husband supports her in her business. She sells her goods in the local community and also sells clothing as a street vendor in surrounding communities. She expects her business to grow and hopes to do so so she can increase her sales and inventory (adding clothes and shoes to her wares). She is asking for this loan to buy merchandise such as rice, oil, soap, lard, corn, and cleaning products. This loan will help her to grow her business, since she will be able to buy additional merchandise to increase her sales. Her future plans include expanding her business and making home improvements.

 

Marie

Name:  Marie
Location:  Buchanan, Liberia
Primary Activity:  Charcoal Sales - Store
Loan Requested:  $225.00
Repayment Term:  11 months - repaid monthly
Loan Use:  To buy more invetory
Date Funded:  June 09, 2013
Journal:  More Information
Marie is 33 years old and lives and works in Buchanan, the capital City of Grand Bassa County, located by the sea. It is well known for its beaches and delicious fish. Many logging companies are also based in the city. Residents of the city love eating fufu, cassava-based dough typically eaten with soup or sauce. Most people in the city are Bassa speakers, one of the indigenous languages of Liberia. Marie lives there with her husband and two children, ages 11 and 1; only one is in school. Marie stopped her education at 12th. She has been selling charcoal for the past four years in the local market, and she is requesting a loan to purchase more goods for her business. She likes her business because it helps to support her home. She hopes to one day own a house.

 

Annie

Name:  Annie
Location:  Buchanan, Liberia
Primary Activity:  Retail - General Store
Loan Requested:  $400.00
Repayment Term:  11 months - repaid monthly
Loan Use:  To buy more inventory
Date Funded:  June 09, 2013
Journal:  More Information
Annie did not go to school. She is married and describes herself as a hard working woman. Her spouse works as a security man. They have four children between 19 and 4 years old but only two are in school and live at home. Annie has a shop where she sells soap, hair oil, and clothes (blouses, T-shirts, jeans). She has been in business for 12 years and works from Monday to Saturday, spending 9 hours per day. With this loan, she will buy inventory. One of the greatest challenges that she faces is low income. She transports her goods by shared taxi. She started her business with money from her husband. She is proud of her business because of the profit she makes. Her future plan is to build a house.

 

Evelyne

Name:  Evelyne
Location:  Bafoussam, Cameroon
Primary Activity:  Clothing - Clothing Sales
Loan Requested:  $400.00
Repayment Term:  15 months - repaid monthly
Loan Use:  To buy and make clothing for sale
Date Funded:  October 28, 2012
Journal:  More Information
Evelyne is a 43-year-old married woman who runs a business selling baby clothes; she also makes clothes and has sold them at a local market for five years already. Thanks to this, she has gained good experience in the field, which will allow her to develop a good reputation. With this loan, she would like to buy clothes to increase her current stock of merchandise in order to better satisfy the demands of her customers. She would also like to buy fabric and thread, which constitute the raw materials for her clothes-making business. The income from this business will allow her to help her husband provide for the family. Her business ambition is to buy school uniforms to sell in order to diversify her products and eventually expand her business.

 

Gloria

Name:  Gloria
Location:  Bayawan, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Primary Activity:  Retail - General Store
Loan Requested:  $450.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy additional stock to sell
Date Funded:  October 28, 2012
Journal:  More Information
Gloria is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a general store business in the Philippines. Gloria has been in this business for eight years. Gloria earns more income from buying and selling rice.

 

Millicent

Name:  Millicent
Location:  Eastland, Kenya
Primary Activity:  Food Production - Sales
Loan Requested:  $200.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy baking materials
Date Funded:  October 28, 2012
Journal:  More Information
Millicent is 38 years old and supports five children in her family. She is married to Steven who provides additional income for the family. She has five children aged between eight and 17 years old. She has been in business for seven years and currently derives an additional income of forty four thousand Kenyan shillings. The loan will be used to purchase baking materials.

 

Laura Ligia

Name:  Laura Ligia
Location:  Nanegalito, Ecuador
Primary Activity:  Agriculture - Poultry
Loan Requested:  $1,650.00
Repayment Term:  20 months - repaid monthly
Loan Use:  To buy more chicks
Date Funded:  April 28, 2012
Journal:  More Information
Laura is both mother and father to her son, Mateo. They live in the Nanegalito Parish, located in the capital city of Ecuador, Quito. Quito is in the Andes Mountains, at 2,800 meters above sea leve, making it the third highest capital in the world. In 1978, Quito was desginated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of how it combines nature and infrastructure in a unique way in its category. Quito is divided into three parts: the Historical Center which is Colonial Quito, the North, where the upper classes live and the South, known as "the poor side" of the city.

 

Antonia

Name:  Antonia
Location:  El Salvador
Primary Activity:  Agriculture - Pigs
Loan Requested:  $900.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy pigs, feed and corn
Date Funded:  April 28, 2012
Journal:  More Information
Antonia needs money to invest in the purchase of pigs. Consequently she is applying for a loan which will enable her to pay cash for pigs and the food to feed them. She will also use the funds to buy corn to make tortillas since this represents more income for her.

 

Maria Doraliza Yancul De Colchado

Name:  Maria Doraliza Yancul De Colchado
Location:  Zaña - Chiclayo, Peru
Primary Activity:  Food Stall
Loan Requested:  $750.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy supplies and utensils
Date Funded:  September 27, 2011
Journal:  More Information
María is a 61-year-old mother. She lives in her own home which has water and electricity. Her home is located in Zaña district, in Chiclayo province. This area is noted for its farming, livestock raising and tourism. María has a food business. She works as a itinerant street vendor in a very busy area. She has been in this business for several years. She has her own customer base and is requesting this loan for 2,000 Peruvian soles from Edpyme Alternativa to buy supplies and utensils so that she can continue providing a good service and meeting the needs of her customers. She will use the income she makes to repay her loan and improve her daughter's quality of life.

 

Nelly Degamo

Name:  Nelly Degamo
Location:  Olo, Siquijor, Philippines
Primary Activity:  General Store
Loan Requested:  $375.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Purchase more stock for her general store
Date Funded:  September 27, 2011
Journal:  More Information
Nelly is married with four children. She is 44 years old and lives in Olo, Siquijor, Philippines. Nelly sells assorted grocery items in her small store to earn a living and has had this business for six months. Each month, she earns 1,500 PHP net income doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase more stock for her general store.

 

Emilba Rosa Florez Estrada

Name:  Emilba Rosa Florez Estrada
Location:  Caucasia, Colombia
Primary Activity:  Food
Loan Requested:  $1,100.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy a cooking stove
Date Funded:  September 27, 2011
Journal:  More Information
Emilia and her business are known for their excellent quality and service. She sells fast food from a small stand in the street. Through her work she is able to provide a quality lifestyle to her family of five children and husband. Her dream is to have a restaurant one day so she can leave a good business to her children and they can support themselves when she and her husband are no longer around.

 

Shirlita Fortuito

Name:  Shirlita Fortuito
Location:  Pan-ay Diot,Tudela,Misamis Occidental, Philippines
Primary Activity:  General Store
Loan Requested:  $355.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Purchase additional grocery goods
Date Funded:  September 27, 2011
Journal:  More Information
Shirlita is widowed with 2 children. She is 30 years old and lives in Pan-ay, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. Shirlita sells grocery goods to earn a living and has had this business for 4 years. Each month, she earns PHP 10,000. She has requested a loan of 14,900 to purchase additional groceries. Shirlita has been a member of PMPC for 2 years. In the future, Shirlita hope to send her children to school.

 

Riyozat Ismonova

Name:  Riyozat Ismonova
Location:  Isfara, Tajikistan
Primary Activity:  Cattle
Loan Requested:  $1,150.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To purchase calves
Date Funded:  October 2, 2010
Journal:  More Information
Ismonova Riyozat is 47 years old and comes from a large and humble family. She is married and the loving mother of four children. Her father's hard and demanding character showed her, from the time she was a little girl, the significant value of work, and therefore she has been successful in various activities throughout her life. Now Riyozat dedicates herself to raising and selling cattle. With the income she generates, she provides a better quality of life for her family.

 

Hoa Thi Hoang

Name:  Hoa Thi Hoang
Location:  Dong Anh- Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Primary Activity:  Services
Loan Requested:  $475.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy a refrigerator
Date Funded:  October 2, 2010
Journal:  More Information
Hoa Thi Hoang is 28 years old. She lives with her family in Xuan non commune. In 2003, she opened a shop that sells soft drinks and beer. Her shop is always crowded with customers in summer. She can earn a stable income to manage her daily life. She has used her loans very effectively in expanding her shop.

 

Riyozat Ismonova

Name:  Riyozat Ismonova
Location:  Isfara, Tajikistan
Primary Activity:  Cattle
Loan Requested:  $1,150.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To purchase calves
Date Funded:  October 2, 2010
Journal:  More Information
Ismonova Riyozat is 47 years old and comes from a large and humble family. She is married and the loving mother of four children. Her father's hard and demanding character showed her, from the time she was a little girl, the significant value of work, and therefore she has been successful in various activities throughout her life. Now Riyozat dedicates herself to raising and selling cattle. With the income she generates, she provides a better quality of life for her family.

 

Yadira Patricia Yanes Villadiego

Name:  Yadira Patricia Yanes Villadiego
Location:  Soledad Atlàntico, Colombia
Primary Activity:  Beauty Salon
Loan Requested:  $1,125.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy glass display cases and beauty products
Date Funded:  October 2, 2010
Journal:  More Information
Yadira Yanes sends new greetings to her funders, and says that she is very pleased because she finished paying her loan and as a result she has a beautiful new salon with the new equipment and furnishings she bought. The business is going very well because the salon is better ventilated and more colorful. Now, with her new Kiva loan, she will buy glass display cases so that she can fill them with the best beauty products for two purposes: to use in her daily work and to sell to her customers, whom she advises regarding hair care and how to keep their hair beautiful.

 

Beatriz

Name:  Beatriz
Location:  Huancayo, Peru
Primary Activity:  Sewing
Loan Requested:  $1,100.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy replacement parts and repair her sewing machine
Date Funded:  October 2, 2010
Journal:  More Information
Beatriz, 42, lives with her husband and six children in her own house. For over three years she has been a seamstress. She makes bases for hats and women’s skirts among other typical items of clothing from her area. She carries out these tasks with help from her work tool: a sewing machine. Her customers supply the other supplies like fabric. She states that she enjoys sewing because for her it’s a hobby that also produces profits at the same time. On the other hand, she also raises small farm animals and farms corn, lima beans and peas. When planting and harvest times come is when the hardest effort is required to do a good job. The crops are sold in the city market. For now, she’d like to extend her fields as well as have a workshop with the latest model sewing machines to facilitate the jobs.

 

Blanca Nieves Argueta

Name:  Blanca Nieves Argueta
Location:  Danli, Honduras
Primary Activity:  Catering
Loan Requested:  $625.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Purchase meats, vegetables, and drinks
Date Funded:  February 28, 2010
Journal:  More Information
Ms. Blanca Nieves Argueta sells street food for a living. She has a snack bar located in her home near downtown El Paraiso. She is able to pay for 100% of the household expenses with the profits that she earns from her business. She is a single mother with three daughters who are all employed and no longer depend on her financially. She takes care of her grandchildren while her daughters are at work. Her business has allowed her to help her family get ahead because when her daughters were younger, she was legally separated from her husband, so she had to be both their mother and father. Blanca states that one of the things that allows her to make such tasty treats is that fact that she purchases high-quality products and ingredients, such as choice meats, vegetables, tortillas, spices, etc. This has in turn allowed her to maintain a solid clientele, thus boosting sales. She needs this loan in order to purchase more food because she has been getting more patrons lately, and she sometimes does not have enough food to satisfy everyone. She feels very happy because her business is growing more and more each day.

 

Sairanbibi Karimova

Name:  Sairanbibi Karimova
Location:  Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Primary Activity:  Clothing Sales
Loan Requested:  $1,500.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Purchase more clothing to sell
Date Funded:  January 21, 2010
Journal:  More Information
Problems and money shortages never defeat Sairanbibi, who has always looked for a way to get past obstacles and continue to improve her situation. Sairanbibi is an extremely hard-working and energetic woman. She is 45 years old, a widow and the loving mother of two children. For more than five years, she has operated a store where she sells women’s clothes and shoes. Her store is well known and people love to visit because it's clean, tidy, and run by someone who is very kind and thoughtful.

 

 

Saylamo Hasanova

Name:  Saylamo Hasanova
Location:  Kulob, Tajikistan
Primary Activity:  Retail
Loan Requested:  $1,000.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Increasing goods turnover
Date Funded:  January 21, 2010
Journal:  More Information
Saylamo Hasanova lives in the city of Kulob. She is 49 years old, married and has one child. Saylamo has a higher education in the merchandiser specialty. She has been working in the retail sales field for over 28 years. She sells at her own store. She is requesting this loan in order to increase goods turnover.

 

 

Ana Angela Arevalo Rengifo

Name:  Ana Angela Arevalo Rengifo
Location:  Pucallpa-ucayali, Peru
Primary Activity:  Clothing Sales
Loan Requested:  $475.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Purchase clothing to sell
Date Funded:  October 24, 2009
Journal:  More Information
Ana Angela is a dynamic and persevering woman who lives in the Pucallpa region of Ucayali. She is 31 years old and is the mother of two young children. She is dedicated to the sale of beauty products. She sells the beauty products by catalog and counts on the support of her husband who works as a chauffeur.

 

Edelmira Borja

Name:  Edelmira Borja
Location:  Ita, Paraguay
Primary Activity:  Grocery Store
Loan Requested:  $1,025.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy meat, general drinks, flour, rice, sugar, etc.
Date Funded:  August 30, 2009
Journal:  More Information
Edelmira is 52 years old and has seven children, some of which live with her and others that have their own family. Twenty-one years ago Edelmira moved to the city of Caraguataity, a populated community in the city of Ita. She moved here to improve her quality of life. In this city she began a small grocery store where she provides her neighbors and others meat, milk, sugar, yerba (a type of tea), general drinks and other necessary goods. She has been doing this for fifteen years. The loan that she is requesting will be used to purchase new goods to increase her stock of grocery goods. In this way she will improve her family’s income

 

Nyonyo Gavi

Name:  Nyonyo Gavi
Location:  Tsévié, Togo
Primary Activity:  Agriculture
Loan Requested:  $975.00
Repayment Term:  Defaulted
Loan Use:  To buy fertilizer & seed.
Date Funded:  July 16, 2009
Journal:  More Information
Mrs. Nyonyo Gavi was born in 1969 in the south of Togo and supports five people. Very courageous and enterprising, she has a great passion for the business of farming, notably growing corn. In order to continue her business, she is asking for a loan to buy fertilizer, so to that she is able to increase her yield. The revenues from this business will be used to take care of her family's expenses.

 

Ngo Thi My

Name:  Ngo Thi My
Location:  Kim Dong, Viet Nam
Primary Activity:  Livestock
Loan Requested:  $525.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To purchase baby livestock to raise and sell.
Date Funded:  May 20, 2009
Journal:  More Information
My Ngô Th? (445071653), a 49-year-old female living in the town of Kim Ð?ng, is married and has two adult-aged children. To make a living, My owns and operates a business raising livestock. While not the only means of generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from raising pigs for sale. She has been engaged in this livelihood for over 10 years and earns approximately 2500000 VND a month.

 

Maria del Carmen Morales Villeda

Name:  Maria del Carmen Morales Villeda
Location:  Danli, Honduras
Primary Activity:  General Store
Loan Requested:  $550.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Purchase materials to make clay griddles, and invest in tomato and corn crops.
Date Funded:  Mar. 20, 2009
Journal:  More Information
Maria Morales has had a grocery store for four years, called "Pulperia Mary Carmen". It is located in a room in her house. She is married and has two children. Her daughter is still dependent while her son is married and lives elsewhere with his wife. Maria's husband raises livestock and also grows coffee. Maria is very pleased since her business is a blessing from God; it has enabled her to invest in her house and business. Now she wants to expand her product range to be able to cater to all her customers' demands. This is the reason for requesting the loan; in the future, she would like to expand her business to become a mini-market.

 

Reginalda Sinay Cojon

Name:  Reginalda Sinay Cojon
Location:  San Raymundo, Guatemala
Primary Activity:  Fuel/Firewood
Loan Requested:  $1,150.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Purchase materials to make clay griddles, and invest in tomato and corn crops.
Date Funded:  Feb. 04, 2009
Journal:  More Information
Reginalda makes clay griddles, grows tomatoes, and sells cooking wood for a living. She has 9 children, 5 of whom live with her. The other 4 are already married, but they and their spouses in live her house, so they help her to make the clay griddles. She also sells corn and beans, and does any type of business that she can out of necessity. She needs a loan in order to purchase tomato seeds and more materials to make the griddles. Her wish is to be able to improve her family’s financial situation. She is a very hard-working woman, and she trusts that she will increase her profits with this loan.

 

Anna H. Mbuba

Name:  Anna H. Mbuba
Location:  Mbeya, Tanzania
Primary Activity:  Fish Selling
Loan Requested:  $400.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy fish in bulk for reselling.
Date Funded:  Oct. 20, 2008
Journal:  More Information
Mambo from Tanzania! This is 40-year-old Anna H. Mbuba from Tukuyu. She is married with three children, between the ages of 14 and 18. Anna has been running a stand for selling fish since 1990, selling fish from Mwanza and Kigoma. She works at the business for 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Anna currently earns about 40 USD from her business. She is requesting a loan of 400 USD in order to buy fish in bulk for reselling. In the future, she plans to open a shop for selling fish by wholesale. Anna thanks you for your support!

 

Azra Bekrić

Name:  Azra Bekrić
Location:  Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Primary Activity:  Secretarial Services
Loan Requested:  $425.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To purchase a printer and scanner.
Date Funded:  Oct. 20, 2008
Journal:  More Information
Azra was born in 1986 and she lives in Brijesnica Mala, a small town in Bosnia. Her parents are low-income farmers and former refugees, but they managed to put her through college. She just graduated with a degree in law, but she is struggling to find work and is currently unemployed. While she hopes to some day practice law, in the meantime she is living with her parents, brother and grandmother and helping them in the field to raise cows and chickens. Azra has started using her computer skills to prepare and format documents for local schools and businesses. These documents include contracts, inventory lists and diplomas. She requests a loan of 600KM from Women for Women International, which she will use to purchase a new printer and scanner, allowing her to offer more products for her customers. She hopes to use the income from this business to pay back her parents on the farm, who paid for her to attend college.

 

Mukaddas Yunusova

Name:  Mukaddas Yunusova
Location:  Isfara, Tajikistan
Primary Activity:  Cloth & Dressmaking Supplies
Loan Requested:  $1,000.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Purchasing of the new fabrics for increasing the range of goods
Date Funded:  Aug. 11, 2008
Journal:  More Information
Yunusova Mukaddas is 61 years old. She is widow and has three children. Mukaddas is a very hard-working woman, and her diligence is incredible. She works with a strength worthy of immense admiration. She has always looked for a way to be an important protagonist by providing extra income to her home. Mukaddas has been running her business already for five years. She is selling fabric for the national dress. Her daughter helps her with the business. The national dress in Tajikistan is very popular and a very important item of the dowry of any girl. Mukaddas has a trading place in the center of the local markets of Isfara City. Being very polite with the clients and having a good taste, Mukaddas has many customers in her trading place. All the fabrics are supplied from the neighboring city, Istaravshan. Mukaddas is trying to have wide range of goods, able to meet the requirements of her customers and to satisfy the needs of the clients with different levels of income. Today Mukaddas requests 3400 Somoni ($1000) to purchase new stock of fabrics for the season. She promises to repay the loan within 6 months. Your support will really help her. Support this woman of much strength and courage to keep working!

 

Kosa Zečević

Name:  Kosa Zečević
Location:  Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Primary Activity:  Crafts
Loan Requested:  $975.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy material for handcrafts
Date Funded:  Aug. 4, 2008
Journal:  More Information
Kosa was born 1951 and she is married. She lives in Pale with her husband. Her husband has a permanent job in the construction industry. His monthly salary is 500 KM. They have two grown children who are not living with them. Kosa spends her free time crocheting different things for furniture and decorations. That is the way that she earns additional income for the family. This first loan of 1,200 KM will be used to buy crochet thread, because Kosa already has some orders for handicrafts. Her wish is to earn enough money to reconstruct her house.

 

Vann Hoeurm

Name:  Vann Hoeurm
Location:  Siem Reap, Cambodia
Primary Activity:  Poultry
Loan Requested:  $1,200.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To purchase a motorcycle for her family to use
Date Funded:  Aug. 4, 2008
Journal:  More Information
Mrs. Vann Hoeurm, 51, is a duck and pig raiser who earns around $5.16 per day. Her husband, Mr. Suy Chhay, earns combined around $2.33 per day farming and fishing. They live in Tropeang Prey Village, Siem Reap Province, and have three children, all of whom are young and attend school. Because of ever increasing family expenses which they desire to reduce, Hoeurm is now seeking a loan of US$ 1,200 to purchase a motorcycle for her family to use. The loan will allow them to improve the family’s income.

 

Maria Cristio Coyetano Rivera

Name:  Maria Cristio Coyetano Rivera
Location:  Trujillo - La Libertad, Peru
Primary Activity:  General Store
Loan Requested:  $425.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Restock her store with her best selling good
Date Funded:  Jun. 4, 2008
Journal:  More Information
Maria Cristio Coyetano Rivera has a general store in the town of Carabamba high in the sierras of La Libertad Region. At the store, which she placed in a room in her home, she sells all the goods people buy on a regular basis including rice, noodles, oil, sodas, and more. Her business is located outside of town so her neighbors don’t need to travel to the center to buy their goods. Maria is 50 years old, single, and has5 children. She has no one to support her so she is happy to have her business. She has 15 years of experience and many loyal customers. Her dream is to send her two youngest children to University. A member of the community bank Alfa y Omega, Maria is requesting a loan of s/1200 to repay over 4 months. She will use the loan to restock her store with her best selling goods.

 

Angela Solodkaya

Name:  Angela Solodkaya
Location:  Zaporozhye, Ukraine
Primary Activity:  Clothing Sales
Loan Requested:  $1,000.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To increase assorted inventory
Date Funded:  Feb. 8, 2008
Journal:  More Information
Angela is married with a 19-year-old son. She and her family live in Zaporozhye. Angela owns a small business in the central city market which is the biggest market in the neighborhood. She is a hard-working entrepreneur who has been in this trade for 11 years in a row. Presently, her turnover capital is about $900. Angela is hoping to use this loan of $1000 to increase her turnover capital and purchase assorted inventory wholesale. The quality clothing she offers for sale in her kiosk is always in demand among customers. Angela is hoping to re-supply her inventory and attract more clients offering an even better variety of merchandise this spring season. We believe Angela will benefit from more consistent financial support which will strengthen her trade and help her continue to grow professionally.

 

Valentina Paulino De Jesus

Name:  Valentina Paulino De Jesus
Location:  Loma Gallina Community of Yamasa, Dominican Republic
Primary Activity:  Beauty Salon
Loan Requested:  $300.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Purchase of new beauty products
Date Funded:  Nov. 20, 2007
Journal:  More Information
Valentina is married and has three children, two boys and a girl, each a year apart at fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen years old. While her children are at school, Valentina’s house becomes a neighborhood beauty salon. Valentina sells an assortment of shampoos, perfumes, hairbrushes, and other styling products for the makeovers her clients receive in her home.

Valentina has operated her business for one year but had no access to capital before now and was not certain that investing in her business was a viable option. She plans on using her loan to offer new and varied styling and beauty products, particularly fashionable hair accessories. Valentine hopes that she will one day own a “modern salon” where she can accommodate dozens of customers with a full-service staff.


 

Sokheang Srun

Name:  Sokheang Srun
Location:  Khsach Kandal district, Cambodia
Primary Activity:  Farming
Loan Requested:  $500.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Purchasing piglets for resale
Date Funded:  Nov. 20, 2007
Journal:  More Information
Mrs. Srun Sokheang and her husband, Mr. Ny Neang, got married in 2000 and have two daughters. They are now in the business of producing silk, raising pigs and reselling piglets. In 1999, Sokheang learned form her neighbor how to weave silk and started her own silk production in the same year. Her husband grows rice and raises pigs. Both she and her husband have not attended primary school.

This $500 loan is Mrs Sokheang's third loan from MAXIMA. She will use this loan to purchase piglets for resale.


 

Emilin Okeke Ukeh

Name:  Emilin Okeke Ukeh
Location:  Benin City, Nigeria
Primary Activity:  Food Production/Sales
Loan Requested:  $400.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  To buy more plantain chips for sale
Date Funded:  Nov. 20, 2007
Journal:  More Information
'LAPO has not failed me', says Mrs. Emilin Okeke Ukeh who loves to share her view with others about LAPO. According to her, she learned her trade for a week and then opened on her own in 1997. She is a member of LAPO and secretary of her union. She is 50 years old, married and has 8 children, she lives in Benin City. She needs $400 to buy more plantain and oil for the production of plantain chips.

 

Erika Patricia Torres Hinojosa

Name:  Erika Patricia Torres Hinojosa
Location:  Juliaca, Peru
Primary Activity:  Beauty Salon
Loan Requested:  $850.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Purchase of hairdryers, hair dyes and other articles to increase the clientele for this salon.
Date Funded:  Nov. 20, 2007
Journal:  More Information
Since she was very young, Erika aged 33 years and her dear sister Angela, always dreamed of opening a beauty salon where they can offer quality service to their clients; finally no after much effort and much sacrifice they managed to rent and establish a small shop in the very busy commercial core of their city Juliaca. Thanks to their habilities and capabilities as cosmetologists they have earned significant clientele that has brought their beauty shop much acclaim. Erika's wish, as a working mother of a 9-month old baby, is to expand her beauty salon called "Enredos" and this way make the salon the most successful in their city, for this she wishes to obtain a loan to invest in the purchase of hair dryers, hair dyes, etc. And this way offer their demanding clientele quality service with ease, to provide her adorable baby a better quality of life. Let's support her to keep up the success in her trade as a cosmetologist.

 

Juliana Sononga

Name:  Juliana Sononga
Location:  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Primary Activity:  Clothing Sales
Loan Requested:  $550.00
Repayment Term:  Paid in Full
Loan Use:  Buying new machines
Date Funded:  Nov. 20, 2007
Journal:  More Information
Juliana makes all types of clothes and sells them in the local market. She is married and has one child age 3 years. Her husband works with a small group of fishermen. Juliana is very hard working. She is asking for a loan of USD 550 to buy new machines for her business. She proposing to repay the loan in 12 months. She thanks you for your support.

 

Portfolio Distribution

Gender
Female  100.0%
Country
Peru  14.29%
Tajikistan  11.43%
Philippines  18.57%
Tanzania  11.43%
Honduras  5.71%
Bosnia and Herzegovina  5.71%
Viet Nam  5.71%
Cambodia  8.0%
Colombia  5.71%
Togo  2.86%
Ukraine  2.86%
Paraguay  2.86%
Kenya  2.86%
Dominican Republic  2.86%
Cameroon  2.86%
Ecuador  2.86%
El Salvador  2.86%
Kyrgyzstan  2.86%
Guatemala  2.86%
Nigeria  2.86%
      
      
Sector
Retail  22.86%
Agriculture  22.86%
Clothing  20.00%
Food  16.0%
Services  17.14%
Arts  2.86%
      
      
      
      
      
 
 
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