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Santosa
Santosa is 32 years old. She lives in the city of Pisco, a city that is characterized by beautiful beaches, a warm climate, and one of the most beautiful tourist attractions of our country, the Ballestas Islands and the Candelabro. Santos loves Peruvian food, and one of the dishes that she likes most is the very delicious "aji de gallina" (chili pepper chicken, a Peruvian chicken stew). She is a mother and has two children whose ages are 4 and 14 and whom she loves very much and who are her reason for living. For economic reasons, she could only go to school up to the fifth grade of secondary education, but she would have liked to study gastronomy, because she very much likes to cook.

Thanks to her good cooking skill in preparing dishes, she began her business selling one of the Peruvian flagship dishes, the very delicious ceviche, 11 months ago. Santosa gets up very early to go in search of the ingredients to prepare this dish. She works about eight hours a day and can serve about 30 customers a day. She believes that she is doing well in her business because she is a good cook and furthermore, she treats her customers in a kindly manner.

Santosa is very grateful to the Kiva lenders since thanks to their help she will be able to buy a freezer and a display case for the sale of her dishes, which will permit her to store the ingredients that she uses in preparation in an optimal manner and to have more order in showing her products. With it she will continue working and striving to accomplish her greatest dream, "to have her own business location."
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Santosa tiene 32 años, vive en la ciudad de pisco, ciudad que se caracteriza por hermosas playas, por su clima cálido y por uno de los atractivos turísticos más hermosos de nuestro país que son las islas ballestas y el candelabro, Santosa ama la comida peruana y uno de los platillos que mas le gusta es el riquísimo “Ají de gallina”, es madre y tiene 2 hijos cuyas edades comprende 4 y 14 años, a los cuales quiere muchisimo y son su razon de vivir, por razones económicas ella solo pudo estudiar hasta el quinto grado de educación secundaria, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar gastronomía porque le gusta mucho Cocinar.

Gracias a la buena sazón que tiene para la preparación de platillos ella inicio su negocio de venta de uno de los platos bandera del Perú que es el riquísimo “Ceviche”, desde hace 11 meses Santosa se levanta muy temprano para ir en busca de los insumos para la preparación de este platillo, trabaja alrededor de 8 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 30 clientes en el día, ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque tiene una buena sazón y además porque trata a los clientes de manera amable.

Santosa agradece mucho a los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a su ayuda ella podrán una congeladora y un mostrador para la venta de sus platillos, lo que le permitirá conservar de manera optima los insumos que utiliza en la preparación y tener mas orden al exhibir sus productos, con ello seguirá trabajando y luchando para cumplir su mas grande sueño:” Tener su local Propio”.

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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
  • 47
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,879,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD