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Karen Josselyn
Karen is a 19 year old woman who lives with her parents in a city in the Parcona district. She is single, and she is a very kind, hard-working, and enthusiastic person. She has a great desire to improve herself. During her free time she likes to spend a little time reading. Sometimes she likes to makes the delicious ‘Tallarines Verdes’ [pasta with spinach and basil sauce] to share with her family. Thanks to her effort and her parents’ support, Karen is in school studying obstetrics.

With much enthusiasm, and thanks to her mother’s support, Karen started her small business of selling groceries a year ago. She starts working very early every morning. She is able to work approximately ten hours. She believes that it is going well for her because of the variety of products and the friendly service she provides to her customers.

Karen is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help they have given her she will be able to buy merchandise for her business. She will buy things like rice, sugar, vegetable stew, milk, cooking oil, soft drinks, drinks, and others. This way Karen will have a better stocked business. With this she hopes to increase her sales and her income. This will help a lot to support her parents and to complete her studies.

She dreams of becoming a great professional.
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Karen es una mujer de 19 años, vive en la ciudad en distrito de Parcona con sus padres, es soltera, ella es una persona muy amable, trabajadora y entusiasta, que tiene un gran deseo de superación, en sus ratos libres le gusta dedicar un poco de tiempo a la lectura y en algunas ocasiones cocina unos deliciosos Tallarines Verdes para compartir con su familia, gracias a su esfuerzo y al apoyo de sus padres Karen se encuentra estudiando la carrera profesional de Obstetricia.
Con mucho entusiasmo y gracias al apoyo de su madres, desde hace un año Karen puso en marcha su pequeño negocio de venta de abarrotes, todas las mañanas desde tempranas horas inicia su labor, ella puede trabajar un aproximado de 10 horas y cree que le va bien por la variedad de productos y por el trato amable que brinda a sus clientes.
Karen se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de mercadería para su negocio, tales como: arroz, azúcar, menestras, leche, aceite, gaseosas, bebidas, entre otros; de esta manera Karen tendrá su negocio mejor abastecido, con ello espera aumentar sus ventas e incrementar sus ingresos económicos, los cuales le ayudarán de mucho para apoyar a sus padres y culminar sus estudios, ya que sueña en convertirse en un gran profesional.

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
  • 119
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Karen Josselyn to buy things like rice, sugar, vegetable stew, milk, cooking oil, soft drinks, drinks, and others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 17, 2012
Listed
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013