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Nelly Del Pilar
Nelly is 42 years old and lives in the city of Pisco which is characterised by its warm welcoming climate and by its tourist attractions such as the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas Candelabra. It is also an agricultural city which specialises in the cultivation of cotton, corn and beans.
She live with her husband and son of 13 years of age, for whom she works very hard since she loves him very much and for whom she would give her life for him to have a happy life. When she has free time she likes to knit jumpers and also to eat her favourite dish which is Chilli Chicken. Due to her a lack of financial resources she only finished her high school education, but she would have liked very much to study at university.

Every day Nelly works in her business selling items such as groceries, vegetables, soft drinks, beers. She works in her business for around 10 hours every day and can have up to 25 customers a day. She believes her business is going well because she is very friendly with the customers and above all offers good products.

Nelly is very grateful to the Kiva lenders since thanks to their help she will be able to buy counters for her business as well as wholesale merchandise such as rice, sugar and pasta. In this way she will be able to increase the variety of her produce and also continue fighting to make her greatest dream come true, to provide her son with a profession and improve his quality of life.
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Nelly tiene 42 años de edad, vive en la ciudad de Pisco, la cual se caracteriza por su clima cálido y acogedor, así como también por sus atractivos turísticos como “las Islas Ballestas y el Candelabro de Paracas”, también se desarrolla la agricultura en especial el cultivo de algodón, maíz, frejol, entre otros. Junto a ella vive su esposo con el cual tiene un hijo de 13 años de edad, por el cual trabaja mucho ya que lo ama muchísimo y por quien daría la vida con tal de darle una vida feliz. Cuando dispone d un tiempo libre le gusta mucho tejer chompas y también le encanta comer uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo “Ají de Gallina”. Debido a los pocos recursos económicos solo tuvo estudios secundarios, pero le hubiera gustado mucho tener una carrera universitaria.

Día a día Nelly trabaja en su negocio de venta de abarrotes, verduras, bebidas gaseosas, cervezas, entre otros, ella trabaja en su negocio alrededor de 10 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 25 clientes diariamente; ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy amable con los clientes y sobre todo porque ofrece buenos productos.

Nelly está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar mostradores para su negocio y también comprar mercadería para su negocio como arroz, azúcar, fideos al por mayor, entre otros; de esta manera ella podrá tener mayor variedad de productos y podrá exhibirlos de mejor manera, así seguirá mejorando sus ingresos y también podrá seguir luchando para poder hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Darle una profesión a su hijo y poder mejorar su calidad de vida”.

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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
  • 67
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,956,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD