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Victoria is 42 years old and lives in the city of Ica with her son. She loves her son and says he is her main reason for living. Sadly, a little while ago she suffered the loss of her beloved husband, and since then she has dedicated all of her efforts to providing for her family. Victoria is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person with a strong desire to get ahead. Victoria was unable to study a professional career because she had to work to help her parents from a very early age. In her free moments she likes to bake delicious desserts.

On her own initiative and with a lot of effort and determination, Victoria works her own small business selling food. She works every day from early in the morning for approximately six hours.
Victoria feels at ease when working her business, which she thinks does well because she is a good cook and treats her customers with kindness.

Victoria is very grateful to Kiva lenders, because thanks to their support, she will be able to buy a sanitary water storage tank for her home. In this way, Victoria will have a better drinking water system and will increase her family’s security and welfare. She will also continue working and striving to achieve her greatest dream, which is to see her son become a distinguished professional.
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Victoria es una mujer de 42 años, vive en la ciudad de Ica con su hijo, a quien ama y es su principal razón en la vida, lastimosamente hace poco tiempo Victoria sufrió la pérdida de su amado esposo, desde entonces ella se ha dedicado por completo a sacar adelante a su familia, ella es una persona muy amable, trabajadora y entusiasta, que tiene muchos deseos de superación; Victoria no pudo estudiar una carrera profesional, ya que desde muy joven tuvo que trabajar para ayudar a sus padres, en sus ratos libres le gusta cocinar deliciosos postres.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Victoria trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de comida, ella trabaja todos los días desde tempranas horas de la mañana y puede hacerlo por un aproximado de 6 horas, ella 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.
Victoria se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de un tanque eternit para su vivienda, de esta manera podrá contar con un mejor sistema potable que le brinde mayor seguridad y bienestar para ella y su familia, así pues Victoria seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para lograr su gran sueño de ver convertido a su hijo en un buen 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 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

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,822,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Victoria to buy a sanitary water storage tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2014