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Milagros Ernestina
Milagros is a very humble and, above all, tenacious young woman. She is 32 years old, and she lives with her mother. She supports her a lot with the fruit of her labor. Her home is located in the city of Pisco.

This city was devastated in 2007 by the earthquake that year. Many people perished and left great sadness among the people who survived. The city is also known because of the Islas Ballestas, which receive an infinity of tourists throughout the whole year. It is also known for its fishing and agriculture.

With great effort Milagros managed to start her business of selling clothes. She has been selling clothes for four years, and it is going well for her. She believes that this improvement took place because of the friendly way she waits on her customers. She always offers quality products at a low price.

Milagros is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help they have given her she will be able to buy more merchandise for her business. She will buy things like pants, polo style shirts, blouses, and children’s clothes, among others. By doing so she will be able to have a greater variety of products and improve her income. This way she will continue her efforts every day to make her biggest dream come true: To give her parents a better quality of life.
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Milagros es una joven muy humilde y sobre todo luchadora, tiene 32 años de edad y vive junto a su madre a la cual apoya mucho con el fruto de su trabajo, su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Pisco, ciudad que fue devastada en el año 2007 por el terremoto de ese mismo año en el cual perecieron muchas personas y dejo mucha tristeza entre los pobladores; es conocida también porque en ella se encuentran las Islas Ballestas, las cuales reciben infinidad de turistas en todo el año y también porque se realiza la pesca y la agricultura. Con mucho esfuerzo Milagros logro iniciar su negocio de de venta de ropa ya lleva 4 años trabajando en la venta de ropa y le va bien, ella cree que esta mejora se ha dado porque atiende a los clientes con amabilidad y siempre ofrece productos de calidad a bajo precio.

Milagros está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar más mercadería para su negocio como pantalones, polos, blusas, ropa para niños entre otros con lo cual podrá tener mayor variedad de productos y mejorara sus ingresos, así ella seguirá luchando cada día para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Darle una mejor calidad de vida a sus padres”.

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
  • 108
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,068,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Milagros Ernestina to buy merchandise like pants, polo style shirts, blouses, and children’s clothes, among others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2012
May 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012