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Celia
The warm city of Ica is characterized by its agriculture, especially for the harvest of grapes and asparagus, among others. For that reason, Celia lives here. She is a woman with a contagious charisma and has a strong desire to get ahead. Due to her limited economic resources, she was only able to study until the fifth year of secondary school. She would have loved to be able to study for a university degree.

Day after day Celia works at her small business selling beauty products and also Pisco(grape brandy) and wine. She works around eight hours a day and can serve up to 10 customers a day. Celia tells us that she is getting ahead with her business because she offers products of good quality at reasonable prices, and because of her friendliness with customers.

Celia is very grateful for Kiva’s lenders. Thanks to the help they have given her, she will be able buy more products for her business to offer, like Pisco and jugs of wine. This way she will be able to have a bigger variety of products in her business, increase her income, and strive to make her biggest dream a reality: Having her own home.
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En la cálida ciudad de Ica caracteriza también por el desarrollo de su agricultura en especial por el cultivo de uva, esparrago, entre otros; Es así que en esta ciudad vive Celia, una mujer con un carisma contagiante, con muchas ganas de salir adelante. Debido a sus pocos recursos económicos ella solo pudo estudiar hasta el quinto grado de secundaria, pero le hubiera encantado poder estudiar una carrera universitaria.

Día a día Celia trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de productos de belleza y también venta de Pisco y vino, ella trabaja alrededor 8 horas al día y puede atender hasta 10 clientes diariamente; Celia nos comenta que está saliendo adelante con su negocio porque ofrece productos a precios cómodos y de buena calidad, además de su amabilidad con los clientes.

Celia está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar más productos para ofrecer en su negocio como Pisco y vino en porrones, de esta manera podrá tener mayor variedad de productos en su negocio y así mejorar sus ingresos y luchar por hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener su casa propia”.

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
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,002,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Celia to buy merchandise (Pisco and wine).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 29, 2012
Listed
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014