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Rosaura
Rosaura, 43, lives with her 12 year old son in Santiago District in Ica, Perú. Santiago District is noted for farming and cattle raising and also for the large number of agro exporters that provide much employment in the district. In her free time, Rosaura enjoys making crafts and on occasion enjoys eating one of her favorite dishes, the very delicious “Ceviche" [marinated fish cocktail]. Thanks to her efforts she was able to complete her career as a History and Geography Teacher.

Rosaura works as a grocer selling groceries, vegetables and chicken, among others, and she also has Internet access booths. She works about 12 hours daily and takes care of up to 40 customers. She believes that she does well in her business because she has a variety of products on offer.

Rosaura is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the support they’ve given her she will be able to buy merchandise, especially office supplies, that will make it possible for her to have still more variety of products to offer her customers and to improve her income. She will continue striving and working toward reaching her greatest dream: “To have a hardware store.”
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Rosaura tiene 43 años de edad, vive junto a su hijo de 12 años de edad en el distrito de Santiago, Ica Perú. El distrito de Santiago se caracteriza por su agricultura y su ganadería, asimismo por el gran número de agroexportadoras las cuales dan muchos empleos en el distrito. En su tiempo libre Rosaura disfruta de realizar manualidades, asimismo en ocasiones disfruta de comer uno de sus platos favoritos que es el riquísimo “Ceviche” y Gracias a su esfuerzo pudo culminar su carrera como profesora de Historia y Geografía.

Rosaura se dedica a su negocio de venta de abarrotes, verduras, pollo, entre otros y cabinas de internet; ella trabaja alrededor de 12 horas diarias y atiende hasta 40 clientes, ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque tiene variedad en los productos que ofrece.

Rosaura está muy agradecida con los prestatarios kiva ya que gracias al apoyo que le han brindado ella podrá comprar mercadería en especial productos de librería como útiles de escritorio, lo que le permitirá tener aun más variedad de productos para ofrecer a sus clientes y mejorar sus ingresos, así seguirá luchando y trabajando para poder cumplir su más grande sueño:” Tener una ferretería”.

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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

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD