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Maria Elena
Maria is a very hardworking woman. She is the mother of two children, who are 14 and 17 respectively. She loves them very much and she works for them and finds a way to keep going, in order to give them a happy life above all.

Her residence is located in the city of Camana, which is known for its beautiful beaches and its agriculture, specially the cultivation of rice. Fishing is another local activity. When she has free time, she enjoys going out to walk along the beach, since this helps her clear her mind and pass the time. She also enjoys eating one of her favorite dishes, which is the delicious "lomo saltado."

María prepares "bolillos," which are a type of bread in the shape of small balls and is very tasty. She works around 12 hours daily and may serve up to 30 customers during the day. She believes her business is going well because she is a good cook and above all she is very nice to her customers.

Maria is very grateful to Kiva lenders, because thanks to the support they have offered she will be able to purchase baking utensils, such as baking tins and bread tongs, among other things. This way she will have the necessary tools for her work and will be able to improve her income, which will allow her to keep working and fighting every day so that she can make her greatest dream come true: "To own a bakery."
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Maria es una mujer muy trabajadora, es madre y sus hijos tienen 14 y 17 años respectivamente, ella los ama muchísimo y por ellos trabaja y busca la manera de seguir adelante para darles una vida feliz y sobre todo para que sea su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Camana, ciudad que se caracteriza por tener hermosas playas, por su agricultura en especial el cultivo de arroz y también tiene como actividad la pesca. Cuando tiene un tiempo libre le gusta mucho salir a caminar por la playa ya que le ayuda a despejarse y distraerse, también le gusta comer uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo “lomo Saltado”.

María se dedica a la preparación de bolillos, los cuales son una especie de pan en forma de bolitas y son muy sabrosos, ella trabaja alrededor de 12 horas al día y puede atender hasta 30 clientes en el día; ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque tiene buena sazón y sobretodo es muy amable con los clientes.

Maria está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar instrumentos de panadería como moldes, pinzas de pan, entre otros para así poder tener las herramientas necesarias para su trabajo y mejorar sus ingresos, lo que le permitirá seguir trabajando y luchando cada día para hacer realidad su mas grande sueño:” Tener una panadería”.

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
  • 129
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,372,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Maria Elena to purchase baking utensils (baking tins and bread tongs, among other things).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 20, 2012
Listed
Apr 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013