Elizabeth lives and works in the famous Nazca, or Nasca, Perú. The city is well known for the legendary Nazca Lines- a series of ancient, immense and inexplicable geoglyphs etched into the desert surrounding the city, generally attributed to the Nazca culture, which inhabited the region from 300-800 AD. As such, the city attracts a considerable amount of tourism. However, Nazca is also known for its hardworking people, who have persevered despite frequent earthquakes, tsunamis, and a high level of poverty in the region.
Elizabeth is separated and has a 15-year-old son who is in secondary school. She makes a living selling soft drinks and virtual Movistar [a local cellular service company] cell phone credits. She started with a small amount of capital that her uncle gave her. Elizabeth is a hardworking and diligent woman with a great desire to help her son get ahead. She started the business five years ago and makes an average of 200 PEN a week.
With the 1,000 PEN loan from Kiva she will invest in the purchase of virtual cell phone credits (Claro and Movistar [local cellular service companies]). In this way she will have more income to be able to give her son a better quality of life. One of her dreams is to have her own house and that her son will become a great professional. Her loan advisor believes that she is a good client and that she will make her repayments on time.
Elizabeth vive y trabaja en famous Nazca, or Nasca, Perú. The city is well known for the legendary Nazca Lines- a series of ancient, immense and inexplicable geoglyphs etched into the desert surrounding the city, generally attributed to the Nazca culture, which inhabited in the region from 300-800 AD. As such, the city attracts a considerable amount of tourism. But Nazca is also known for its hardworking people, who have preserved despite frequent earthquakes, tsunamis, and a high level of poverty in the region.
Elizabeth es una mujer separada, tiene un hijo de 15 años el cual esta cursando el nivel secundario, ella se dedica a la venta de gaseosas y recargas virtuales movistar, empezó con un pequeño capital que su tío le otorgo. Elizabeth es una mujer trabajadora y muy empeñosa con muchas ganas de sacar a delante a su hijo, empezó en el negocio hace 5 años y gana un promedio de S/. 200.00 soles semanales.
Con el crédito que le otorgará Kiva de S/. 1000.00 soles lo invertirá para la compra de tarjetas virtuales ( claro y movistar), para que de esta manera pueda tener mas ingresos para poderle dar una mejor calidad de vida a su hijo, uno de sus sueños es tener su propia casa y que su hijo llegue a ser un gran profesional, su asesor cree que es un buen cliente y que va a pagar puntualmente sus cuotas.
About Caja Rural Señor de Luren
Caja Rural Señor de Luren is a microfinance institution based in Ica in southern Peru that primarily promotes the development of the country’s agricultural sector through lending. Today, it also offers credit for consumers, microenterprises and housing improvements, and has expanded its financial services to promote micro-savings and provide micro-insurance. This institution has been instrumental in helping borrowers recover from the devastating earthquake in the Ica region in 2007, and works with Peru’s National Bank to reach some of the poorest and most remote microfinance clients in the country.