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Ivonne Lucia
Ivonne Lucia is from Ica, Perú. Ica is located in the Sechura desert approximately four hours south of Lima, the country's capitol, and it is hailed by Peruvians as "La Tierra del Sol" which means "The Land of the Sun." It is known in Perú for its frequent earthquakes (an 8.0 in 2007 and a 6.7 in 2011), its production of grapes, asparagus, and olives, and perhaps most of all, for being the source of the traditional drink of Perú, Pisco. In this warm and arid climate, you find Ivonne's house and business. She is the mother of a 9 year old, who is in fourth grade in school; her favorite dish is chicken and rice, which is characterized by a dressing consisting of spices like cilantro in which the chicken is cooked, giving it a nice flavor.

Ivonne enjoys her free time reading and listening to music. Due to the fact that she did not have enough economic resources, she was only able to finish high school though she would have loved to be a kindergarten teacher. Ivonne currently makes a living growing cotton on her lot of land, and her husband works on his motorcycle taxi, with which he transports passengers through the neighborhood where they live. He works approximately four hours a day and with this work he helps a lot with the household costs. He can earn about 70 soles (or about 26 dollars) per day, and on a good day he can earn about 90 soles (about 33 dollars), and with these extra earnings he can help with additional household costs. Since there is not much agricultural production at present nor much earning for that work, Ivonne believes that her husband is well-received and that there is a great necessity for people to get from here to there. The person who encouraged her husband to get into this work was his father, who motivated him to purchase a motorcycle taxi.

Ivonne is grateful to those who loan through Kiva because with this support being given, they will be able to provide general maintenance for her husband's motorcycle and have more customers. This will improve the earnings for the household, providing a better quality of life for her family and allowing them to purchase another motorcycle taxi which will make it possible to achieve their dream within several months: to have a cotton exportation business.
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Ivonne Lucia es natural de 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. Ivonne es madre de un niño de 9 años, el cual está cursando el cuarto año de educación primaria; su platillo preferido es el “Arroz con Pollo”, este platillo se caracteriza por llevar un aderezo a base de especias como el culantro en el cual se va a cocinar el pollo dándole un sabor agradable.

Ivonne disfruta de su tiempo libre de la lectura y escuchar música, debido a que no tenía los medios económicos suficientes solo ha cursado estudios secundarios y le hubiera gustado de sobremanera ser profesora de educación inicial. Ivonne actualmente se dedica a la siembra de algodón en la parcela que ella tiene, su pareja trabaja en una mototaxi, en la cual transporta pasajeros por el barrio donde ella vive, el trabaja alrededor de cuatro horas diarias y con esta labor apoya mucho con los gastos del hogar, en un día puede ganar aproximadamente S/. 70 , en un día muy bueno puede ganar aproximadamente S/.90 y con ello obtener ingresos adicionales para los gastos adicionales del hogar, ya que actualmente no hay mucha produccion agricola y no hay muchos ingresos por esta actividad, ella cree que su pareja tiene acogida ya que hay mucha necesidad de los pobladores por movilizarse, la persona que animo a su pareja a incursionar en esta actividad fue su papa dándole la iniciativa de que compre un mototaxi.

Ivonne agradece a los a los prestatarios Kiva ya que con el apoyo brindado podrán brindarle un mantenimiento general a la herramienta de trabajo de su pareja y con ello tendrán más clientes y mejoraran los ingresos para el hogar dando una mejor calidad de vida para su familia, y permitirle comprar otra mototaxi, para así en algunos meses poder cumplir su sueño “Tener una empresa de exportación de algodón”.

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

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 103
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,342,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Ivonne Lucia to maintain her husband's motorcycle taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2011
Listed
Dec 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013