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Matilde Gloria
Matilde is a 57-year-old woman who very much enjoys cooking, especially "Adobo de Chancho." Matilde has always wanted to excel in life and come out ahead through her own efforts, and this is why, when she left school and couldn't find any opportunity to become a cosmetician, she decided to look for another way to get ahead.

Currently Matilde works selling food in a hotel. She serves 7 permanent customers and among them they have been commenting about how well she cooks. This is why she trusts that with time she'll be able to provide more dishes to more customers. Also she has shown that she crazy about cosmetology because even though she hasn't taken any classes she has learned to do hairstyles, cut hair, dye, among other things. She offers this type of service on some occasions to people who live in her area. Since this is her great dream she decided to open up new paths for herself such as cosmetology. With the help of Kiva lenders she will be able to buy a big mirror and a piece of furniture to keep all her combs, clips, rollers, etc at the same time she wants to invest in the purchase of some groceries, rice and sugar and in this way increase her profits.

Her great dream is to be able to buy some beauty salon equipment and in this way become a cosmetician recognized in the city of Ica, the place where she currently lives.
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Matilde es una mujer de 57 años de edad que disfruta mucho cocinar, en especial “Adobo de Chancho”, Matilde siempre ha tenido ganas de superarse en la vida y salir adelante por sí misma es por eso que cuando salió del colegio y al no encontrar la oportunidad de convertirse en cosmetóloga, decidió buscar otro medio para salir adelante.

Actualmente Matilde se dedica a la venta de comida en una pensión, atiende a 7 clientes fijos y entre ellos se han ido comentando sobre lo bien que cocina, es por eso que confía en que con el tiempo podrá brindar muchos más platos a más clientes. También ha demostrado ser fanática de la cosmetología, porque aunque no haya asistido a clases ella ha aprendido a hacer peinados, cortar el cabello, pintarlo, entre otras cosas. Ella brinda este tipo de servicio en algunas ocasiones a personas que viven por su zona. Al ser este su gran sueño ella ha decidió abrirse nuevos caminos como cosmetóloga, con la ayuda de los prestatarios Kiva ella podrá comprarse un espejo grandes y un mueble para guardar todos sus peines, ganchos, ruleros, etc. a su vez también quiere invertir en la compra de algunos abarrotes, arroz y azúcar y así incrementar sus ganancias.

Su gran sueño es poder comprar algunos equipos de peluquería y así convertirse en una cosmetóloga reconocida en la ciudad de Ica, lugar donde actualmente vive.

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
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,962,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Matilde Gloria to buy a big mirror and a piece of furniture for her hair salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 29, 2012
Mar 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013