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Lucero
Lucero is a young woman of 22 who lives in Parcona district. Parcona district is known for its warm climate, its farming and livestock raising, and also for the friendliness of the locals. In her free time, Lucero really enjoys dancing and she also enjoys eating one of her favorite dishes, the delicious 'arroz con pato' (rice with duck). She only finished high school but would have liked to have studied to become a food engineer.

Lucero works every day in her business selling household decorations. She also sells a traditional sweet treat from her area called 'chocotejas' (chocolate coated fruit and nuts). She works around 6 hours a day and can serve up to 10 customers a day. She believes that her business is doing well because she sells good-quality products and her chocotejas are very tasty.

Lucero is very grateful to Kiva lenders because, thanks to their help, she will be able to buy two display cases in which to display her products. She will also buy soda wholesale to offer her customers. This will make her better income and she will be able to continue working hard to fulfill her biggest dream: to own a store.
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Lucero es una joven de 22 años de edad, la cual vive en l el distrito de Parcona. El distrito de Parcona se caracteriza por tener un clima cálido, asimismo se desarrolla la agricultura y la ganadería, también se le conoce por la amabilidad de sus pobladores. Lucero en su tiempo libre le gusta mucho bailar y sobre todo en ocasiones le gusta comer uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo “Arroz con –pato”. Ella solo tuvo estudios secundarios, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar para ser Ingeniera de Alimentos.

Día a día Lucero trabaja en su negocio de venta de adornos para el hogar así como también la venta de uno de los dulces típicos de la zona como son las chocotejas, ella trabaja alrededor de 6horas al día y puede atender hasta 10 clientes diariamente; ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque ofrece productos de calidad y tiene muy buena sazón para la preparación de las chocotejas.

Lucero está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar 2 vitrinas para poder exhibir sus productos y también comprar gaseosas al por mayor para ofrecer a los clientes, de esta manera tendrá mejores ingresos y podrá seguir trabajando y poder seguir luchando para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener su tienda de bazar”.

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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
  • 38
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,833,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD