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Adela Maritza
Adela is 37 years old and lives in the city of Nazca with her husband and her two children who she loves and are her reason for living. She is very friendly, hard working and enthusiastic and alongside her husband she puts all her energy into giving her family a better life. Unfortunately, due to a lack of economic resources, and out of a need to work, Adela was not able to study for a professional career. She wanted to be a nurse and she very much would have liked to have been one. In her free time, she likes to distract herself by watching television and, on occasion, she cooks a delicious meal called Tallerines Rojos to share with her family.

On her own initiative, and through hard work and dedication, Adela works in agriculture, and she has a small crop of tuna, or cactus fruit, that she uses to raise cochineal insects. She works every day for around 8 hours and believes that everything has worked out for the best because of her experience in the fields. Adela is very grateful to the lenders of Kiva because it is thanks to the help they have given her that she has been able to cover the costs of infestation, irrigation and herbicides for her crop. And so, she has been able to repopulate the cochineal population on her cactus fruit and is able to sell them for a good price. She will continue to work and strive to do her best in order to achieve her dream of giving her children a good education and a profession.
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Adela es una mujer de 37 años, vive en la ciudad de Nazca con su esposo y sus dos hijos, a quienes ama y son su principal razón en la vida, ella es una persona muy amable, trabajadora y entusiasta, que junto con su esposo dedican todos sus esfuerzos por sacar adelante a su familia; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos y por la necesidad de trabajar, Adela no pudo estudiar la carrera profesional de Enfermería, pero le hubiera gustado mucho poder hacerlo, en sus ratos libres le gusta distraerse viendo televisión y en algunas ocasiones cocina unos riquísimos Tallarines Rojos para compartir con su familia.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Adela se dedica a la agricultura, ella tiene un pequeño cultivo de tuna, en el cual siembra cochinilla, Adela trabaja todos los días por un aproximado de 8 horas y cree que le va bien por su experiencia en los trabajos de campo.
Adela se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá cubrir los gastos de la infestación, riego y compra de herbicidas para su cultivo, de esta manera Adela podrá volver a infestar de cochinilla su cultivo de tuna y podrá venderla a un buen precio, así pues ella seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para lograr su gran sueño de brindarles una buena educación y profesión a sus hijos.

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
  • 93
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,986,025
    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 Adela Maritza cover the costs of her crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 11, 2013
Listed
Feb 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 19, 2013