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Francisca
Francisca, 41, lives in Nasca, Ica, Peru, a city whose people are very generous and hospitable. There is a legend about its culture. As Peruvians, we are very proud of this city since this is where the Nazca lines are found. They were drawn in a big field and were used by the Nasca culture for farming since they were a type of calendar where the people could figure out when the rainy season would be. Because of these majestic lines many many tourists come.

Francisca is a woman who struggles. She is a single mother and as with all Peruvian women, she strives for her children (23, 18 and 17). The three are studying at the university. Francisca tells us that she wants her children to be better educated and especially because their studies are the best inheritance that she can leave for them.

Before Francisca had her business she used to wash laundry in different houses. It was very hard work but she was able to save from what she earned and so have her work that she has now, selling bread on her tricycle on the streets of the city where she lives. Francisca rises very early to do her work, from 4:00 am she is already working so that she can sell all of her product. She can earn up to .50 sols weekly but on a good day, she can earn up to 100 sols. She believes that she is doing well because she sells quality bread, she is very friendly, and because God guides her in her work.

Now Francisca is very thankful for the Kiva loan since she would like to have their support to buy a tricycle. With this improvement she could do better work since she needs to have some new equipment to be able to go to more places to sell the bread. This way she could save money to fulfill her biggest dream: “Her children would become professionals”.
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Francisca es una mujer de 41 años de edad, vive en la ciudad de Nasca, Ica, Peru. Nazca es una ciudad cuyos pobladores son muy generosos y hospitalarios, tiene un legado en cuanto a cultura, como peruanos estamos muy orgullosos de esta ciudad ya que alberga las líneas de nazca, estas han sido dibujadas en un extenso campo y que eran utilizadas por la cultura nasca para la agricultura ya que eran una especie de calendario en donde ellos podían saber cuando era la época de lluvia, debido a estas majestuosas líneas esta ciudad alberga cada año infinidad de turistas; Francisca es una mujer muy luchadora ella es madre soltera y como toda mujer peruana saca a sus hijos cuyas edades comprenden 23, 18, 17 años los tres están estudiando en la universidad, Francisca nos dice que quiere que sus hijos sean mejor que ella y sobre todo porque los estudios es la mejor herencia que les puede dejar.

Francisca antes de tener su negocio se dedicaba a lavar ropa de casa en casa era un trabajo muy duro pero con lo que ganaba pudo ahorrar y asi pudo tener su trabajo al cual se dedica actualmente, el cual es la venta de pan en su triciclo por las calles de la ciudad donde vive, ella aprendió este oficio de su madre, ya que ella también se dedica a la venta de pan, Francisca se levanta muy temprano para realizar su labor, desde las 4:00 am ella esta trabajando para poder vender todo su producto, ella puede ganar hasta s/. 50 semanales pero en un muy buen día puede ganar hasta S. 100, ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque vende productos de calidad, tiene un trato amable y porque Dios guía su trabajo.

Actualmente Francisca esta muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que podrá comprar gracias al apoyo brindado un triciclo, con esta mejora ella podrá realizar mejor su trabajo ya que tendrá una herramienta nueva para realizar su labor y podrá dirigirse a mas sitios para vender sus productos, con ello ahorrara dinero para poder cumplir su sueño mas anhelado: “Hacer profesionales a sus Hijos”.

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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
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,191,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD