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Mercedes
Mercedes is 21 years old. She has a one year old daughter. Mercedes and her husband take care of her in their noble home. One year ago, in order to make progress and improve themselves as a family, Mercedes decided to sell fruit in the market from her tricycle. She puts out a variety of fruit. She tells us that she has many customers and they buy good quantities of fruit. She thinks that her business is successful because she knows fruit is delicious and nutritious. Also, she is very friendly and graceful with her customers. She is constantly thinking about growing the business and having a much larger business. Mercedes always wanted to progress and this is demonstrated by the business she has. She says that she buys fruit daily from a nearby market.

Currently her husband works as a van driver. His work allows him to join his earnings with those of his wife. With these earnings, they have the money needed for their small family. Thanks to the Kiva lenders, she can purchase more delicious fruits. Mercedes is a very happy woman and she is always smiling a lot. Her family gives her strength in order to always make progress and to pass on happiness to others.

Her dream is to be able to have a much larger business. With this economic help, she can finish her university degree in chemistry. She has studied two and a half years but could not continue because of a lack of time and money. What she most desires is to finish her degree and practice her profession.
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La señora Mercedes de 21 años, tiene una pequeña de 1 año, ella y su esposo se encargan de cuidar de ella en su noble casa. Para poder salir adelante y superarse como familia,Mercedes decidió dedicarse a la venta de frutas desde hace ya 1 año, en el mercado en un triciclo que es suyo, en este coloca toda la variedad de frutas que tiene, ella nos comenta que tiene muchos clientes y que estos le compran buenas cantidades, ella piensa que su negocio tiene éxito porque sabe que las frutas son deliciosas y nutritivas, también es muy amable y graciosa con sus clientes, constantemente piensa en crecer y tener un negocio mucho más grande. Mercedes siempre ha querido progresar y muestra de ello es que coloco el negocio que tiene, nos comenta que compra diariamente la fruta en un mercado cercano.

Actualmente su esposo trabaja como chofer de combi, actividad que le permite juntar sus ingresos con el de su esposa y así poder tener el dinero que necesitan para su pequeña familia. Gracias a los prestatarios Kiva ella podrá comprar más de sus ricas frutas, Mercedes es una mujer alegre y siempre está sonriendo mucho, su familia es la que le da fuerza para siempre salir adelante y transmitirles también alegría a ellos.

Su sueño es poder tener un negocio mucho más grande y con esta ayuda económica poder concluir su carrera universitaria orientada a la “Química”, ella estudió 2 años y medio y no pudo continuarla debido a la falta de tiempo y dinero. Lo que más desea es poder culminar su carrera y ejercer su profesión.

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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
  • 108
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,074,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD