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Carina Bertha
Carina, 26 years old, is a mother to her 6 year old son, who is in his first year of primary school. He is the light of her life and, most of all, he is the motivating force which propels her onwards each day. Her home is located in the city of Pisco, a city which is characterised by its warm climate and tourist attractions, such as the Ballesta Islands and the Candelabra Geoglyph. In her free time, Carina enjoys walking with her son and taking the opportunity to savour her favourite local food, the incredibly tasty "Cau Cau" (a stew made from beef, tripe and potatoes). She has completed her secondary school studies but she would have liked to continue to study Tourism and Hospitality.

Each day Carina works with great enthusiasm at her market stall, which is a type of shop selling a diverse range of products such as gifts, personal hygiene products and wigs, among other items. She dedicates herself to her business for around 10 hours each day and she sees up to 30 clients on a daily basis. She believes that the reason her business is going well is because she is pleasant to her customers and she is located in a central spot.

Carina is very grateful to the Kiva lenders as, thanks to their help, she will be able to buy more merchandise for her business such as wigs, beauty products and toys among other items, which will enable her to have more stock to offer to her customers and to improve her income. Consequently, she will be able to continue working towards realising her greatest dream: To provide her son with a good education and to study for a university degree.
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Carina es una joven de 26 años de edad, es madre de un pequeño de 6 años de edad, el cual se encuentra estudiando el primer año de educación primaria, el es su razón de vivir y sobre todo el motor para salir adelante y seguir creciendo cada día; su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Pisco, ciudad que se caracteriza por tener un clima cálido, por sus atractivos turísticos como las “Islas Ballestas” y el “Candelabro de Paracas”; cuando Carina dispone de un tiempo libre le gusta salir a pasear con si hijo y en oportunidades aprovecha para disfrutar de su platillo favorito el cual es el riquísimo “Cau Cau; ella solo tuvo estudios secundarios, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar Hotelería y Turismo.

Co mucho entusiasmo Carina trabaja diariamente en su negocio de Bazar, que es una especie de tienda en la cual se vende diversos productos como regalos, productos de uso personal, peluches, entre otros; ella le dedica a su negocio alrededor de 10 horas al día y puede atender hasta 30 clientes de manera diaria; ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy amable y su negocio se ubica en una zona céntrica.

Carina está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá compra mas mercadería para su negocio como peluches, productos de belleza, juguetes, entre otros, lo que le permitirá tener mayores productos para ofrecer a sus clientes y mejorar sus ingresos, así ella podrá seguir trabajando para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Darle una buena educación a su hijo y estudiar una carrera universitaria”.

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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
  • 53
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,923,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD