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Martha is a 51 years old woman; she lives in the city of Pisco together with her 14 years old daughter. Martha is a single mother, in spite of the adversities that have come up in her life she has been able to get through, together with her daughter. She has always been a fighter and a hard working woman. In her spare time she likes to knit wool sweaters for her daughter and some family members, and in some occasions she prepares a delicious "caucau", her and her daughter's favorite dish. With a lot of hard work she finished her secondary education. Unfortunately, due to lack of financial resources she wasn't able to go to the university, but she would have liked a lot to study Accounting. Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and the support of her sisters, over a year ago, Martha set up her business selling broaster chicken and selling clothes. She dedicates about 13 hours a day to her business, which allows her to service up to 35 customers. She believes her business is doing well, thanks to her cooking skills and talent for sales, as well as her kind disposition and good customer service. Martha is very thankful to Kiva lenders since thanks to the help provided by them she will be able to purchase merchandise such as: polo shirts, sweaters, pants and blouses among others. In this way she will be able to supply her clothes selling business and increase her financial income, which she hopes, further on in the future, will allow her to buy a sandwich cart she will use to continue working and accomplish her big dream of having a house of her own and help her daughter become a fine, professional woman.
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Martha es una mujer de 51 años, vive en la ciudad de Pisco junto a su hija de 14 años, Martha es madre soltera, pese a las adversidades que se le han presentado en la vida ha podido salir adelante junto a su hija, ella siempre ha sido una mujer muy luchadora y trabajadora; en sus ratos libres le gusta tejer chompas de lana para su hija y algunos familiares, y en algunas ocasiones prepara un riquísimo “Caucau”, plato preferido por ella y su hija; con empeño culminó sus estudios secundarios, lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos no pudo cursar una carrera universitarios, pero le hubiera gustado mucho poder estudiar la carrera de Contabilidad.
Gracias a su espíritu emprendedor y al apoyo de sus hermanas, desde hace mas de 1 año Martha puso en marcha su negocio de venta de pollo broaster y el de venta de ropa, ella dedica a su negocio un aproximado de 13 horas diarias, en las cuales puede atender hasta 35 cliente, ella cree que su negocio va bien, debido a su buena sazón y talento para las ventas, así como por su trato amable y buena atención.
Martha se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de mercadería, tales como: polos, chompas, pantalones, blusas y otros; de esta manera podrá abastecer su negocio de venta de ropa e incrementar sus ingresos económicos, con los cuales mas adelante espera puedan servirles para realizar la compra de un carrito sanguchero que utilizará para seguir trabajando y lograr su gran sueño de tener su casa propia y lograr que su hija sea una buena profesional y una mujer de bien.

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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
  • 51
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,895,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Martha to purchase merchandise such as: polo shirts, sweaters, pants and blouses among others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2012
Jun 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013