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Esmeralda Crystel
Esmeralda is a very young, enthusiastic worker who is 24 years old and lives with her common-law husband who is an engineer. They have a 2-year-old son and live in the city of Chincha, which is known as the birthplace of one of the Peruvian sports stars. It also has a warm climate and beautiful beaches, and the locals are known for their delicious culinary arts. Being typically Peruvian she loves to eat; and one of her favorite dishes is noodles. In her free time she enjoys taking walks and spending time with family.

With much effort, Esmeralda works selling hamburgers, and also sells beauty products. She works about five hours a day, attending to some 70 customers daily. She thinks business is going well because the food she makes is tasty and because she treats people with kindness.

Esmeralda is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help she will be able to buy two computers so she can set up a bar code system and scanning service in her business. This will increase her earnings and improve her family's quality of living. It will also help her meet her greatest goal which is: "Giving her son a good education and a university degree".
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Esmeralda es una joven muy entusiasta y trabajadora, tiene 24 años de edad, vive junto a su pareja, el cual trabaja como ingeniero y junto a su hijo de 2 años de edad, su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Chincha ciudad que se caracteriza por ser la cuna de grandes glorias del deporte peruano, asimismo tiene un clima cálido, hermosas playas y sus pobladores se caracteriza por tener una buena sazón para la preparación de cualquier platillo. Como buena peruana le gusta mucho la comida y uno de sus platos favoritos son los tallarines; en su tiempo libre disfruta de salir a pasear con su familia para tener un tiempo de familia.

Con mucho esfuerzo Esmeralda trabaja en su negocio de venta de hamburguesas, así como también vende productos de belleza; ella trabaja alrededor de 5 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 70 clientes en el día, ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque tiene una buena sazón en la preparación de platillos y atiende a los clientes de manera amable.

Esmeralda está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a su ayuda ella podrá comprar dos computadoras para poder ofrecer en su negocio el servicio de escaneos y tipeos por las mañanas; lo que le permitirá tener mayores ingresos y mejorar la cálida de vida de su familia, así como también seguir luchando para poder cumplir su más grande sueño:”Darle una buena educación a su hijo y estudiar una carrera universitaria”.

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
  • 100
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Esmeralda Crystel to buy computers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 16, 2012
Listed
Mar 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013