With much effort and enthusiasm, Narcisa works every day in her small business selling chicha, a sweet Peruvian drink. She starts work early in the morning to prepare this delicious drink, and works for approximately 8 hours daily. Narcisa works in agriculture, and has a small plot of land.
Narcisa is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, and thanks to their assistance she will make improvements to her home. She wants to install corrugated metal sheets in the floor and roof of her house, to improve her home and provide greater security and prosperity for her family.
Con mucho empeño y entusiasmo, día a día Narcisa trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de chicha de jora, desde tempranas horas de la mañana ella inicia su labor preparando esta riquísima bebida, ella dedica a su negocio un aproximado de 8 horas; adicionalmente Narcisa se dedica a la agricultura en un pequeño terreno con el que cuenta.
Narcisa se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar el mejoramiento de su vivienda, ya que desea ponerle piso y techar parte de su casa con calaminas; de esta manera Narcisa tendrá su vivienda en mejores condiciones y podrá brinda mayor seguridad y bienestar para su familia.
About Caja Rural Señor de LurenCaja 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 Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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