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Pierina Massiel
Pierina is 27 years old, and is a single mother. The father of her young son abandoned them, and Pierina has become both mother and father to her son. She works very hard to provide for her son and make him happy despite their humble conditions. Pierina and her son live in the city of Camana, which is an area known for its agriculture, especially for the farming of rice, beans, corn and other crops. Camana is also known for its food and rich, traditional dishes, one of the most famous being the “chupe de Camarones” (shrimp sucker). Pierina did not have the resources necessary to get a secondary education, but she would have liked to pursue a career at a university.

Pierina works very hard and operates a small food stand where she sells roasted chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and other dishes. She works about 10 hour each day, and can attend up to 20 customers in a day. She believes that business is going well because she is very kind to all her customers, and prepares delicious food.

Pierina is grateful to Kiva lenders for their support, and hopes to use the resources from this loan to purchase soft drinks for sale at her food stand, as well as pans, spatulas, trays and other utensils that will help make her business run smoothly and improve the quality of her services. She hopes this investment will help her to generate more income and achieve her dream of giving her son a good education and buying a motorized cart to help expand her business.
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Pierina es una joven e 27 años de edad, la cual es madre soltera debido a que el padre de su pequeña la abandono, ella se convirtió en madre y padre para su pequeño y por ello ella se esfuerza mucho para darle lo mejor y sobre todo darle felicidad a pesar de su condición humilde. La vivienda de Pierina se ubica en la ciudad de Camana, la cual se caracteriza por el desarrollo de su agricultura, en especial por el cultivo de arroz, frejoles, maíz, entre otros; asimismo por la diversidad de su gastronomía en especial por uno de sus platos típicos, el cual es el riquísimo “chupe de Camarones”. Debido a su pocos recursos económicos ella solo tuvo estudios secundarios, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar una carrera universitaria.

Con mucha dedicación Pierina trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de pollo broster, hamburguesas, salchipapas, entre otros, ella trabaja alrededor de 10 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 20 clientes en el día; ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy amable con los clientes y sobre todo porque tiene muy buena sazón para la preparación de los mismos.

Pierina está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar bebidas gaseosas para su negocio y también poder comprar sartenes, espátulas, bandejas, entre otros, lo que le permitirá tener los utensilios necesarios para poder realizar su trabajo, de esta manera atenderá mejor a los clientes y sobre todo podrá mejorar sus ingresos, asi ella seguirá trabajando para poder hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Darle una buena educación a su hijo y poder comprar una motocarga”.

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
  • 85
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,005,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Pierina Massiel to purchase kitchen utensils and soft drinks for her food stand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2013