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Sonia Roxana
Sonia is a 40 year old woman who lives in the city of Ica. Sonia managed to get her children ahead with great effort and action, and succeed against the adversities after separating from her husband. In her free time she likes making delicious desserts and on occasion prepares delicious “Carapulcra,” a dish she and her children like. Sonia completed high school. Sadly she was not able to attend university due to lack of resources, but she would have liked to study nutrition.

Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and her mother’s encouragement, Sonia started her small business, which is a store where she sells groceries, drinks, snacks, and some sweets like “chocotejas” and bon bons. She dedicates about eight hours a day to her business and believes that her business is doing well because her customers are happy due to her friendliness and good service.

Sonia is very happy with the Kiva loans and thanks to the assistance she will be able to buy merchandise such as groceries, sugar, rice, cooking oil, etc. Also, since Sonia is sick and will use the assistance to pay the expenses related to her surgery and will buy the necessary medicines. In this way she can improve her health, increase her income, and little by little realize her dream to finish building her house.
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Sonia es una mujer de 40 años, vive en la ciudad de Ica, con mucho esfuerzo y empeño Sonia logró sacar adelante a sus hijos y superar las adversidades luego de separarse de su esposo; en sus ratos libres le gusta preparar deliciosos postres y en ocasiones prepara la riquísima "Carapulcra", plato preferido por ella y sus hijos; Sonia concluyó sus estudios secundarios, lamentablemente por falta de recursos no pudo cursar una carrera universitaria, pero le hubiera gustado poder estudiar Gastronomía.
Gracias a su espíritu emprendedor y apoyo de su madre, Sonia puso en marcha su pequeño negocio de tener una tienda donde vende abarrotes, bebidas, golosinas y algunos dulces como chocotejas y bombones; ella dedica a su negocio un aproximado de 8 horas diarias, Sonia cree que su negocio marcha bien ya que cuenta con la fidelidad de sus clientes debido a su amabilidad y buena atención.
Sonia se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de mercadería, tales como abarrotes: azúcar, arroz, aceite, etc; asimismo, debido a que Sonia aqueja una enfermedad, utilizará la ayuda para cubrir los gastos de su operación y la compra de las medicinas necesarias, de esta manera podrá mejorar su salud y abastecer mejor su negocio e incrementar sus ingresos, contribuyendo poco a poco a lograr su gran sueño de tener construida totalmente su casa.

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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
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,191,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD