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Luisa
Luisa is a 29-year-old mother of 3 children whom she and her husband provide for. They are her reason for living. She lives in the city of Pucallpa, which is in the Peruvian jungle where there is a large variety, and more importantly, beautiful, flora and fauna
As all good Peruvians, she enjoys typical Peruvian food and one of her favorite dishes is “Ahumado de Pescado” (smoked fish).
Her parents didn’t have the recourses for schooling and so she has a grade 6 education. She would have liked to study dressmaking

Luisa works hard at her grocery business in the daytime for about 6 hours a day and can attend up to 30 clients. She believes her business does well because she is very nice to her clients.

Luisa is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to their help, she will be able to buy more merchandise for her business, like rice, sugar and vegetable soups, among other things; that way she’ll have a larger variety of products, she’ll improve her income and she can continue working to achieve her biggest dream: to have a bigger business and improve the quality of life of her family.
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Luisa es una joven de 29 años de edad, es madre de 3 hijos a los cuales junto con su esposo sacan adelante y son su razón de vivir, su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Pucallpa, ciudad que se encuentra en nuestra selva peruana y en la cual habita flora y fauna de gran variedad y sobre todo maravillosa. Como buena peruana le gusta mucho la comida típica de nuestro país, por ello uno de sus platillos favoritos es el riquísimo “Ahumado de pescado”, debido a los pocos recursos de sus padres ella solo pudo estudiar hasta el sexto grado de educación primaria pero le hubiera gustado estudiar Costura.

Luisa trabaja día a día con mucho esmero en su negocio de venta de abarrotes, al cual se dedica alrededor de 6 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 30 clientes, ella cree que el va bien en su negocio porque es muy amable con los clientes.

Luisa está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar mas mercadería para su negocio como arroz, azúcar, menestras, entre otros, con lo cual tendrá mayor variedad de productos y podrá mejorar sus ingresos y seguirá trabajando para poder hacer realidad su más grande sueño: “Tener un negocio mucho más grande y mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia”.

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

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 111
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,998,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Luisa buy more items for her business, like rice, sugar and vegetable soups, among other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 23, 2012
Listed
Apr 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012