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Mercedes Asteria
Mercedes is a very tenacious woman. With her constant dedication and support she has managed to be able to make progress. Together with her husband she is able to get her children, ages 17 and 11 ahead. It is for the children that they struggle every day in order for them to grow up happy and become great people who are successful.

Mercedes currently sells prepared food that she sells at small events in her community. She tells us that she is very happy doing her part to generate the income that her family needs. Also, she is happy because the people that she sells her products to always thank her for the good service and the good flavor of her dishes.

Mercedes is very grateful to her mother as she is the one who taught her to make these delicious dishes. Now this business activity is what allows her to bring food to her home.

Mercedes has a big dream of remodeling her kitchen and making the finishings that it needs. This way she will feel like she is working in a much cleaner and suitable place.

With this new motivation she wishes to increase her income and one day set up the restaurant of her dreams. That would allow her children to become great professional people.
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Mercedes es una mujer muy luchadora, su constante dedicación y apoyo ha logrado que pueda progresar y que junto a su esposo pueda sacar adelante a sus pequeños de 17 y 11 años, por los cuales luchan diariamente, con el fin de hacerlo crecer felices y convertirlos en grandes personas de éxito.

Actualmente Mercedes se dedica a vender comidas preparadas, las cuales puede ofrecer en pequeños eventos de su comunidad. Ella nos comenta que es muy feliz poniendo de su parte para generar los ingresos que su familia necesita, también se siente contenta porque las personas a las que le vende sus productos siempre le agradecen por el buen servicio y la buena sazón que ofrece en sus platos.

Mercedes está muy agradecida con su madre, ya que fue ella quien le enseño sobre la elaboración de estos deliciosos platos, y ahora es la actividad que le permite llevar un plato de comida a su vivienda.

Mercedes tiene el gran sueño de poder remodelar su cocina, haciendo los acabados que necesita, de esta manera sentirá que trabaja en lugar mucho más limpio y adecuado. Con esta nueva motivación desea incrementar su ingresos y algún día poner su tan soñado restaurant, lo que le permitirá que sus hijos se conviertan en grandes personas profesionales.

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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
  • 72
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,916,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD