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Elka Sugey
Elka is a 30-year-old woman who lives in the town of Camaná with her partner and her 10-year-old son. She has always been a very cheerful, enthusiastic and hard-working person and she has joined forces with her partner in order to make progress. Sadly, owing to her need to work and cover her costs, Elka was not able to study for a degree. She would really like to have been able to study for a degree in veterinary medicine. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies together with her little one and sometimes she enjoys cooking a delicious 'picante de Cochayullo' to share with her family.

Through her own initiative and thanks to her partner's support, Elka works as a farmer. She has a small plot of land where she grows beans. From very early in the morning, Elka carries out her farm work. She can work approximately 10 hours a day and is very happy with the work that she does because she has always liked farming.

Elka is very grateful to Kiva lenders because, thanks to the help they provide, she will be able to cover her costs and maintain her crops, buying the fertilizer she needs. This will enable her to keep her crops in good condition and, when she finishes harvesting, she will make good profits which, in the not-so-distant future, she hopes to be able to use to start growing different crops. This will enable her to guarantee her young son's future and well-being.
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Elka es una mujer de 30 años, vive en la ciudad de Camaná con su pareja y su pequeño hijo de 10 años, ella siempre ha sido una persona muy alegre, entusiasta y trabajadora, que junto con su pareja han unido sus esfuerzos para salir adelante; lamentablemente por la necesidad de trabajar y solventar sus gastos no pudo cursar una carrera profesional, pero le hubiera gustado mucho poder estudiar la carrera de Veterinaria; en sus ratos libres le gusta ver películas junto con su pequeño y en algunas ocasiones cocina un riquísimo Picante de Cochayullo para compartir con su familia.
Por iniciativa propia y gracias al apoyo de su pareja, Elka se dedica a la agricultura, ella cuenta con una pequeña parcela donde siembra frejoles, desde tempranas horas de la mañana Elka se dedica a realizar diversas labores de campo, ella puede trabajar un aproximado de 10 horas diaria y se encuentra muy a gusto con el trabajo que realiza ya que siempre le ha gustado el campo.
Elka se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá cubrir los gastos y el mantenimiento de su cultivo, comprando el abono necesario; de esta manera podrá mantener su cultivo en buenas condiciones y así cuando su cosecha termine podrá obtener buenas ganancias, con las cuales en un futuro no muy lejano espera poder cultivar diversos sembríos y con ello espera poder asegurar el futuro y bienestar de su pequeño hijo.

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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

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 116
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,091,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Elka Sugey to cover the cost of maintaining her crops. To buy fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 21, 2012
Jul 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012