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Nelly Esther
Nelly, 58, is a woman with a very joyful spirit and above all she tells us that although she may be 58, her spirit is that of a 20 year old because the years pass but joy and the zest for life should always be like that of a young person. Nelly’s home is in the beautiful city of Pisco, a city known for its agriculture, fisheries, for its tourist attractions such as the Ballestas Islands and the Candelabro de Paracas, also its beautiful beaches, and above all for the generosity of its people. Nelly is very a skillful knitter so when she has free time she really likes to knit, mostly sweaters and scarves among other things. She also likes to cook one of her favorite dishes which is very delicious “Arroz con Pato” [Rice with duck]. Because of the limited economic resources of her parents, Nelly was only able to study through high school, but she would have liked to study nursing.

Every day, Nelly gets up very early to go work in her business of selling flowers. She works approximately 10 hours a day and can attend up to 30 customers a day. She is always very kind and because of this she believes she does well in her business because her customers always leave happy and also because she is very honest and very creative in making the flower arrangements.

Nelly is very happy and very grateful for the help she has received from the Kiva loans. Thanks to the help that they have given her she will be able to buy more merchandise for her business such as flowers in bundles since each bundle comes with many flower varieties. With this she will be able to improve her earnings and will have a greater variety of flowers especially for Father’s Day because during this time there are a greater number of customers. She will keep working with the joy and desire that she is known for so that she can keep fighting to accomplish her greatest dream: “To build a home with good materials and to have another stall from which to sell flowers.”
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Nelly tiene 58 años de edad, es una mujer con un espíritu muy alegre y sobre todo que ella nos comenta que tendrá 58 años pero su espíritu es de una joven de solo 20 porque los años pasan pero la alegría y las ganas de vivir siempre deben ser como la un joven. Su vivienda de Nelly se encuentra en la linda ciudad de Pisco, ciudad que se caracteriza por su agricultura, la pesca, por sus atractivos turísticos como son las Islas Ballestas y el candelabro de Paracas, también posee playas hermosas y sobre todo se caracteriza por la generosidad de sus pobladores. Nelly es muy hábil con los palillo de tejer por ello cuando dispone de un tiempito libre le gusta mucho tejer sobre todo chompas, chalinas, entre otros, asimismo le gusta cocinar uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo “Arroz con Pato”. Debido a los pocos recursos económicos de sus padres Nelly solo tuvo estudios secundarios, pero le hubiera gustado mucho estudiar Enfermería.

Día a día y desde muy tempranito Nelly se levanta para ir a trabajar en su negocio de venta de flores, trabaja alrededor de 10 horas al día y puede atender hasta 30 clientes en el día, siempre tiene un carácter muy amable y por ello ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque los clientes siempre salen contentos y también porque es muy honrada y muy creativa para hacer sus arreglos.

Nelly esta muy feliz y muy agradecida con la ayuda brindada por los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar mas mercadería para su negocio como flores en fardos, ya que en cada fardo vienen muchas variedades de flores, con ello mejoraría sus ingresos y tendría mas variedad de flores en especial porque se acerca el día del padre y en esta época aumentan los clientes, así ella seguirá trabajando con esa alegría y esas ganas que la caracterizan para asi poder luchar por hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Construir su vivienda de material noble y tener otro puesto de venta de flores”.

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
  • 96
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Nelly Esther to buy merchandise (flowers in bundles).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 12, 2012
Listed
Jun 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013