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Erika Soledad
Erika is 61 years old and lives with her husband, who is her right-hand man and her greatest support in everything she does. They have two children together, ages 3 and 8, who are their greatest motivation to continue working hard despite their adversities in life. Their home is located in the lovely city of Ocoña. Agriculture is a particularly important industry in Ocoña, especially the cultivation of rice, beans, and corn, among others. Fishing is also an important industry.

When she has some free time, Erika likes to take walks along the beach, because she loves to distract herself. She also likes to eat one of her favorite dishes, the delicious "Seco de Pollo" (chicken stew). Due to her limited financial resources, she was only able to study until the fifth grade of secondary school, but she would have very much liked to have a university degree.

Day to day, Erika works with plenty of effort and enthusiasm as a farmer. She has a small plot of land where she has planted rice. She works for about 10 hours per day in her business because her plot is located a bit far away from her home, and above all because she always has to pay close attention to her crops. She believes that her work is going well because she is very responsible and thorough, and above all because she likes her work.

Erika is very grateful and happy for the help which the Kiva lenders are offering her, because thanks to their help she will able to buy manure and fertilizer to avoid infestations in her crops and obtain better growth and a better harvest. This will allow her to continue working and fighting to make her greatest dream come true: "to improve her home".
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Erika tiene 61 años, vive al lado de su esposo, quien es su mano derecha y es su mayor apoyo en todo lo que ella hace y juntos tienen 2 hijos de 8 y 3 años de edad y son su mayor motivación para seguir esforzándose a pesar de las adversidades que tienen la vida. Su vivienda se ubica en la linda ciudad de Ocoña, Ocoña es una ciudad en la cual se desarrolla mucho la agricultura en especial el cultivo de arroz, frejoles, maíz, entre otros, también se desarrolla mucho la pesca. Cuando dispone de un tiempito libre le gusta mucho pasear ir a la playa a pasear ya que le encanta distraerse, asimismo le gusta mucho comer uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo “Seco de Pollo”. Debido a sus pocos recursos económicos él solo pudo estudiar hasta el quinto grado de secundaria pero le hubiera gustado mucho tener una carrera universitaria.

Día a Día Erika trabaja con mucho esfuerzo y entusiasmo como agricultora, ella tiene una pequeña parcela en la cual ha sembrado arroz, ella le dedica a su negocio alrededor de 10 horas al día ya que su parcela queda un poco alejada de su vivienda y sobre todo porque siempre tiene que estar al pendiente del crecimiento de su cultivo; ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy responsable y cuidadoso y sobre todo porque le gusta su labor.

Erika está muy agradecida y feliz con la ayuda que le han brindado los prestamistas Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá comprar abono y fertilizantes para evitar que su cultivo se llene de plagas y de esta manera poder obtener un mejor crecimiento y una mejor cosecha, lo que le permitirá seguir trabajando y luchando para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” mejorar su vivienda”.

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

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 121
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,814,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Erika Soledad to buy manure and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 29, 2013
Listed
Feb 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013