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Diana Karina
Diana is 19 years old and lives with her husband who works as a motorcycle taxi driver and a farmer. They have two small children, so they work very hard and provide them with much love and affection. Every time she sees her children, Diana is motivated to continue forward even though there are some days when she feels worried or sad about the unfortunate events in life that happen. Her home is located in the city of Imperial, which is known for the development of its agriculture, especially its crops of cotton, corn, and other commodities. Imperial is also known for its beaches and its warm climate. For the past two years, Diana has been excited about having her own grocery business. She started working because she saw it as a way to help her husband. Diana works approximately eight hours a day and can serve up to 15 customers in a day. She believes that she is doing well in her business because she is extremely friendly and, above all, works with tremendous drive.

Diana is grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the support they have provided, she will be able to buy scaffolding in order for her to display her products in a more organized manner so that her customers feel more comfortable. Diana will continue working so that she can fulfill her greatest dream of finishing the construction of her house and seeing her children with a good profession and a happy life.

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Diana tiene 19 años de edad, vive al lado de su esposo el cual trabaja como chofer de mototaxi y también como agricultor, juntos tiene 2 pequeños por los cuales trabaja mucho y sobre todo les da mucho amor y cariño ya que cada vez que ella los ve es un motivo para seguir adelante a pesar que algunos días se sienta un poco preocupada o triste por los percances que pueden suceder. Su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Imperial, se caracteriza por que se desarrolla la agricultura, en especial el cultivo de algodón, maíz, entre otros, así como también por sus playas y su clima acogedor. Hace ya 2 años ella se animo en tener su negocio de venta de abarrotes, en el cual trabaja actualmente ya que veía la forma de cómo poder ayudar a su esposo y por ello lo inicio; Ella le dedica a su negocio alrededor de 8 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 15 clientes en el día; ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy amable y sobre todo trabaja con muchas ganas.

Diana está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar andamios para poder exhibir sus productos de manera más ordenada y sus clientes se sientan mas cómodos; así ella podrá seguir trabajando para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Terminar de construir su casa y darle una buena profesión y una vida feliz a sus hijos”.

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
  • 132
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,912,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Diana Karina to purchase scaffolding for organizing and displaying her products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2012
May 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013