Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Florinda
Florinda is a 47-year-old woman who lives in the city of Ica. She is a single mother with three children, so she always strives to overcome the adversities she faces in her life. Now that her children and grown and independent, they say that they are very grateful that Florinda has put forth great strength and effort into helping them get ahead. In her free time, Florinda likes to visit with her children and occasionally prepares their favorite dish, the flavorful “lomo saltado” (Peruvian beef stir-fry).


Thanks to the support from her children and her desire to press forward, Florinda has a newsstand where she works at approximately nine hours each day. She manages her stand by herself. Florinda also distributes and delivers newspapers whenever her customers request them. She believes her business is doing well because she is well-received among her customers, which include taxi drivers and bus drivers. She is also recognized for her charisma and good service.


Florinda is grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the assistance they have provided, she will be able to buy a modular display rack that is smaller than the one she currently has. Her loan will also be used to pay the delivery cost of having the newspapers shipped from the place that sells them. This will help Florinda increase her earnings and get ahead. She hopes to expand her business by opening another newsstand in another part of the city where she can also sell books and magazines. In the not-so-distant future, she hopes to have the construction of her house completely finished.

View original language description ↓
Florinda es una mujer de 47 años, vive en la ciudad de Ica, es madre soltera, tiene 3 hijos por los cuales siempre ha luchado y superado las adversidades que se le presentaron en la vida, en la actualidad sus hijos se encuentran muy agradecidos con Florinda por sus grandes esfuerzos y empeño por sacarlos adelante, ahora sus hijos ya son mayores e independientes; en sus ratos libres le gusta visitar a sus hijos y en algunas ocasiones prepara el plato favorito de todos sus hijos como es el riquísimo “Lomo Saltado”.
Gracias al apoyo de sus hijos y a sus ganas de seguir adelante, Florinda tiene un puesto de ventas de periódicos al que dedica a su negocio un aproximado de 9 horas diarias, ella no solo trabaja en su puesto, sino también reparte y hace entregas de sus periódicos cuando sus clientes lo solicitan; ella cree que su negocio marcha bien debido a que tiene buena acogida con sus clientes taxistas y choferes de microbuses, así como por su carisma y buena atención.
Florinda se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de un módulo de ventas más pequeño del que tiene, así también utilizará la ayuda para realizar los pagos de los trámites de posesión del lugar donde vende sus periódicos; de esta manera Florinda incrementará sus ingresos y más adelante espera poder expandir su negocio aperturando otro stand de venta de periódicos, libros y revistas en otra zona de la ciudad, para que así en un futuro no muy lejano espera poder terminar de construir totalmente su casa.

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
  • 106
    View loans »
    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,342,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $750 helped Florinda to buy a modular display rack and to pay the shipping costs of her newspapers.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 24, 2012
Listed
Jun 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Jul 6, 2012