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Esther Marcelina
Esther is 65 years old, but she has the spirit of a 20 year old young person. She was widowed some years ago. This was a great sorrow because her husband was her right hand, and, above all, she loved him very much. She has a son who is an adult and is married. However, he is always looking out for her, and he loves her very much.

Her house is in a city that is known for having a warm climate year round. There is a lot of agriculture in this city, especially cotton, asparagus, and paprika, among others. This is where we find one of the tourist attractions, “La Laguna de Huacachina” (Haucachina Lagoon). You will also find the Templo del Señor Luren, whose patron saint festivities are in October.

Esther really likes to watch television, especially her novelas (soap operas), when she has some free time. She could only attend school until the fifth year of high school, but she would have liked to have continued with a university education.

Esther devotes herself very enthusiastically to her work as a seamstress. She mends garments and makes dresses and pants, among other garments. She devotes around five hours a day to her business. She is able to take care of up to ten customers a day. She believes that it is going well for her in her business because she is well-known. This is because she has been working for 20 years, and her place is located in a central area of the city.

Esther is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to their help she will be able to buy material to make sweatshirts for the city schools. With the loan she will be able to make more garments and improve her income. This way she will continue working and struggling each day to make her biggest dream come true: To have a good quality of life and to support her grandchildren.
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Esther tiene 65 años de edad pero es una joven de 20 años en espíritu, hace algunos años quedo viuda, lo cual fue una pena muy grande ya que su esposo era su mano derecha y sobre todo porque lo quería mucho; tiene un hijo el cual ya es mayor de edad y esta casado pero siempre está al pendiente de ella y la quiere muchísimo; su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de ciudad que se caracteriza por tener un clima cálido en cualquier época del año, asimismo en esta ciudad se desarrolla la agricultura, en especial el cultivo de algodón, esparrago, paprika entre otros, asimismo encontramos uno de los atractivos turísticos el cual es “La laguna de Huacachina” y también se encuentra en Templo del Señor de Luren cuya fiesta patronal es en el mes de Octubre. A Esther le encanta mirar televisión cuando tiene un tiempito libre sobre todo sus novelas, ella solo pudo estudiar hasta el quinto grado de secundaria pero le hubiera gustado seguir una carrera universitaria.

Con mucho entusiasmo Esther se dedica a su trabajo como costurera, ella realiza reparación de prendas, confecciona vestidos, pantalones, entre otros; ella le dedica a su negocio alrededor de 5 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 10 clientes el día; ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy conocida, ya que lleva trabajando desde hace 20 años y su local se encuentra en una zona céntrica de la ciudad.

Esther está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a su ayuda ella podrá comprar tela para elaborar buzos para los colegios de la ciudad, con esta mejora podrá confeccionar mayores prendas y mejorar sus ingresos y así ella seguirá trabajando y luchando cada día para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener una buena calidad de vida y apoyar a sus nietos”.

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
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Esther Marcelina to buy material to make sweatshirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 25, 2012
Listed
May 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013