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Claudia Cristina
Claudia is 37 years old and lives in the city of Nazca with her three children. She loves her three children and says they are her main reason for living. Sadly, she suffered the loss of her beloved husband, and since then she has dedicated all of her efforts to providing for her family. Regrettably, although she would have liked very much to study a professional career, she was not able to do so because of a lack of economic resources and needing to work to cover her expenses.

In her free moments Claudia likes to watch television, and on certain occasions she cooks a delicious Seco de Res [a cilantro beef stew] to share with her family.

On her own initiative and with a lot of effort and determination, Claudia works in her small food stall, where she sells delicious kebabs, tripe and liver, among other things. She works everyday for approximately six hours. Claudia feels comfortable while working her business, which she thinks does well because she is a good cook and treats her clients with kindness.

Claudia is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to their support she will be able to buy construction materials. She will use these to build the front part and façade of her home, which currently consists of straw matting. In this way, Claudia will be able to increase her family’s security and welfare, and she will continue working and striving to achieve her greatest dream, which is to have her own restaurant.
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Claudia es una mujer de 37 años, vive en la ciudad de Nazca con sus tres hijos, a quienes ama y son su principal razón en la vida, lastimosamente Claudia sufrió la pérdida de su amado esposo, desde entonces ella ha dedicado todos sus esfuerzos por sacar adelante a su familia; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos y por la necesidad de trabajar para solventar sus gastos, Claudia no pudo estudiar una carrera profesional, pero le hubiera gustado mucho poder hacerlo, en sus ratos libre le gusta ver televisión y en algunas ocasiones cocina un riquísimo Seco de Res para compartir con su familia.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Claudia trabaja en su pequeña anticuchería, ella vende deliciosos anticuchos, pancita, hígado, tripitas y otros, ella trabaja todos los días y puede hacerlo por un aproximado de 6 horas, Claudia se siente a gusto realizando su labor y cree que le va bien por su buena sazón y por el trato amable que brinda a sus clientes.
Claudia se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de materiales de construcción, los cuales le servirán de mucho para poder construir la parte delantera y fachada de su vivienda, y que está actualmente es de estera, de esta manera Claudia podrá brindar mayor seguridad y bienestar para su familia, así pues ella seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para lograr su gran sueño de tener su restaurant propio.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for people who have no access to financial services because they lack collateral or credit history, or run informal businesses. Caja Señor de Luren identifies these clients through a unique scoring system that evaluates their repayment capacity based on socio-economic and demographic indicators. The goal is to expand access to credit to vulnerable borrowers, empowering them to improve their income and living conditions.

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 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.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,919,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Claudia Cristina to buy construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2013
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013