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Betty Margot
Betty, 54, is the mother of 3 adult children. Her house is located in the city of Imperial. This is a city that is known for its mild and pleasant weather and also for its agriculture. Betty is a tenacious woman, who most of all has always given 100% to provide for her children. This has been a great accomplishment of hers, and to do it she has always been very optimistic. She put in a lot of effort to start up her business selling handicrafts. Gradually, she started to get ahead, and later she added a business selling cakes and corn pudding. Then, after saving up some money, she bought a food cart and started selling salchipollos (a dish with fried chicken and fried potatoes) and hamburgers. At first, Betty was afraid to go out into the streets to sell her products, because she was a little shy. But she gradually got used to it and lost this fear. After that, when she started selling her hamburgers in the market in her city, it was a bit difficult for her because as she was selling outside, they would not allow her to be there. But she eventually managed to rent a small spot in the market and kept improving her business. She believes that her business is succeeding because she is very hardworking and because she treats her customers in a very friendly way.

Betty is very grateful for the Kiva lenders, because thanks to the help that they have provided her with, she will be able to buy handicrafts to sell for Mother's Day. She will also purchase a rice cooker to cook her chicken and hamburgers. This way she will improve her income and will be able to continue working toward realizing her biggest dream: to have her own restaurant.
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Betty es una mujer de 54 años de edad, es madre de tres hijos, los cuales ya son mayores de edad; su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Imperial, ciudad que se caracteriza por tener un clima cálido y acogedor, así como también en él se desarrolla la agricultura. Betty es una mujer luchadora y sobre todo siempre ha dado todo de si para sacar adelante a sus hijos y para ella es un gran logro haberlo hecho; por ello siempre fue muy optimista, con mucho esfuerzo logro iniciar su negocio de venta de artesanías y poco a poco fue saliendo adelante y ahorrando y luego aumento su negocio vendiendo tortas y mazamorras, mas adelante luego de ahorrar logro comprar un carrito sanguchero y empezó a vender salchipollos y hamburguesas, al principio Betty tuvo miedo de salir a las calles a vender sus productos por un poco de vergüenza, pero poco a poco fue acostumbrándose y perdió esa vergüenza, luego de ello cuando empezó a vender sus hamburguesas en el mercado de su ciudad le fue un poco difícil ya que como vendía a las afueras no le permitían estar allí, pero luego de un tiempo logro alquilar pequeño local en el mercado y siguió mejorando, ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy trabajadora y porque trata de manera amable al cliente.

Betty está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar artesanías para vender en el día de la adre, además podrá comprar una olla arrocera para cocinar sus salchipollos y hamburguesas, así ella mejorara sus ingresos y podrá seguir trabajando para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener un local propio”.

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
  • 99
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,945,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Betty Margot to buy handicrafts and a rice cooker.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2012
May 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013