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Primitiva is 60 years old, but has the joy and zest for life of a young girl of 15. Primitiva lives with her husband and her three children, whom she loves very much: despite the fact that they are adults, for her they will always be her little ones.

Primitiva is a very hard-working woman, and above all, she really likes farming. This is why she works on her parcel of land. Currently she has planted the very delicious butter beans, which is a characteristic crop of her city. She believes that her work is going well because she likes what she does, and especially because she is very thorough.

Primitiva is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, as thanks to the help they have offered her, she will be able to buy manure, fertilizers, plow the soil, and pay for irrigation expenses. In this way she will be able to have a good harvest and improve her income, and she will continue striving to make her greatest dream come true: "To have more farmland".
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Primitiva tiene 60 años pero tiene una alegría y las ganas de vivir de una joven de 15 años, Primitiva vive al lado de su esposo y de sus 3 hijos a quienes ama muchísimo y a pesar de que sean mayores de edad para ella siempre serán sus retoños, Primitiva es una mujer muy trabajadora y sobre todo le gusta mucho la agricultura y por ello ella trabaja en su parcela, actualmente ha sembrado los riquísimos pallares, el cual es un cultivo característico de su ciudad; ella cree que le va bien en su trabajo porque le gusta lo que hace y sobre todo porque es muy cuidadosa.

Primitiva está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar abono, fertilizantes, realizar arado a la tierra y gastos de regadío; de esta manera el podrá tener una buena cosecha y podrá mejorar sus ingresos, así ella seguirá luchando por hacer realidad su mas grande sueño:” Tener más tierras de cultivo”.

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
  • $58,982,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Primitiva to buy manure, fertilizers, plow the soil, and pay for irrigation costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 21, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013