She is extremely grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the support they have provided, she will be able to make improvements to her home, which was impacted by the earthquake in 2007. Her house was flooded since it is located near the sea. The movement of the ground forced a few meters of water into her home. The improvements she will make include reinforcement of the walls, which will allow her to have a better quality of life. Maria continues to strive each day to fulfill her greatest dream of having a home in good condition and opening a cafeteria at the university.
Maria está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias al apoyo que le han brindado ella podrá realizar unas mejoras en su vivienda ya que a raíz del terremoto ocurrido en el año 2007, su vivienda se inundo ya que su casa está cerca al mar y con el movimiento el mar salió unos metros, esta mejoras serán reforzamientos de paredes, así ella podrá tener una mejor calidad de vida y así seguir luchando cada día para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener una vivienda en buenas condiciones y tener un cafetín en la universidad”.
About Caja Rural Señor de LurenCaja 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 Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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