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Sonia
Sonia is a 50 year old woman. She has two children, ages 21 and 18. They support her daily with the family expenses. Sonia lives in the city of Nazca. The city is warm, and it is popular for its marvelous lines imprinted on the ground (made from stone) in the shape of animals. The creator of these shapes is still unknown.

Sonia found a great business opportunity that would allow her to have the needed income for her small family. That is how she decided to invest all of her savings in the purchase of a vehicle for her son to work with. This way her son helps to pay the household expenses. He earns an average of 30 soles a day.

Thanks to the help from the Kiva lenders she will be able to pay for her son's driver’s license. She will also provide maintenance on the vehicle.

Her dream is to be able to have her own house. She also dreams of having another vehicle to be able to earn the money that they need.
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La señora Sonia es una mujer de 50 años, tiene 2 hijos, uno de 21 años y el otro de 18, los cuales la apoyan diariamente en los gastos que tiene la familia. La señora Sonia vive en la ciudad de Nazca, ciudad calurosa, popular por sus maravillosas líneas impresas en el suelo (hechas de piedra) en forma de animales y aún no se ha identificado el creador de las mismas.

La señora Sonia identificó una gran oportunidad de negocio que le permitiría tener los ingresos necesarios para su pequeña familia, y fue así como decidió invertir todo sus ahorros en la compra de un vehículo para que su hijo pueda trabajar en el mismo, de esta manera es como su hijo ayuda a pagar los gastos de la casa, gana un promedio de S/.30 diarios.

Gracias a la ayuda de los prestatarios Kiva ella podrá tramitar el brevete que es necesario para su hijo y también para darle mantenimiento a su vehículo. Su sueño es poder tener una casa propia y también tener otro vehículo para que así puedan ganar el dinero que les es necesario.

Additional Information

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.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 108
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,794,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Sonia to pay for her son's driver's license and to provide maintenance on her vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 29, 2011
Listed
Dec 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013