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Olinda Nora
Olinda is a 28 year old single woman who lives in her father's house and also financially helps her family. Olinda lives and works in Ica, Perú. Ica is located in the Sechura desert nearly four hours south of Lima, the country's capital and is hailed by the Peruvians as "La Tierra del Sol" (The Land of the Sun). It is known in Perú for its frequent earthquakes (one of 8.0 in 2007 and one of 6.9 in 2011), its production of grapes, asparagus, and olives, and perhaps above all, as the origin of the traditional national beverage of Perú, the Pisco. In this hot and dry climate, we find the home and business of this client.

She is a persistant, determined, hard-working, and diligent woman who desires to progress more each day. It is for this reason that with the money she could save, when she was working as a laborer on a farm, she was able to rent a small store and purchse clothes to sell there. With time, she is acquiring a greater number of customers, but with the changing seasons (winter to summer), the people have started to look for cooler clothing due to the heat wave felt in Ica. It is thanks to this Kiva loan that Olinda will be able to purchase seasonal clothing and gain the satisfaction of her customers which will enable her to save and with time, have her own shop and be able to purchase her own home.
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Olinda es una mujer soltera de 28 años que vive en casa de su padre y que también ayuda económicamente a su familia. Olinda vive y trabaja en Ica, Perú. Ica se encuentra ubicado en el Desierto de Sechura cerca de cuatro horas al sur de Lima, la capital del país, y es aclamado por los peruanos como "La Tierra del Sol". Es conocida en el Perú por sus frecuentes terremotos (un 8,0 en 2007 y 6.9 en 2011), su producción de uvas, espárragos y aceitunas, y tal vez sobre todo, como la fuente de la bebida tradicional del Perú nacional, el Pisco. En este clima cálido y árido se encuentra la casa y empresa del cliente.

Ella es una mujer perseverante, luchadora y empeñosa que desea progresar cada día más, es por eso que con el dinero que pudo ahorrar, cuando trabajaba como obrera en un fundo, logró alquilar una pequeña tienda y compró ropa para vender en la misma, con el tiempo está adquiriendo mayor cantidad de compradores pero con el cambio climático (Invierno a Verano) la gente ha empezado a buscar ropa más fresca debido a la intensa oleada de calor que se siente en Ica, es por esto que gracias al préstamo Kiva Olida podrá comprar ropa de temporada y logrará satisfacer a sus clientes lo que la llevará a poder ahorra y con el tiempo tener un local propio y poder comprarse una casa propia.

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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
  • 33
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,917,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD