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Mercedes Del Pilar
Mercedes is a 37 year old woman. She lives in the city of Pulcallpa with her two children. She loves her children, and they are her main reason for living. She is a very kind, hard-working, and enthusiastic person. She devotes all of her efforts into getting her family ahead because she is mother and father to her children.

Thanks to her effort and her parents’ support, Mercedes was able to study the professional career of psychology. She likes to cook in her free time. Sometimes she makes a delicious ceviche to share with her family.

On her own initiative, and with great determination and dedication, Mercedes works in her small business. She has a small drugstore where she sells medicines and offer injection services. Mercedes works approximately 12 hours every day. She believes it is going well for her because of the kind way she treats her customers.

Mercedes is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help they have offered, she will be able to buy diverse medicines like syrups, pills, syringes, and more. This way Mercedes will have her business better stocked, and she will be able to tend to more customers.

This way she will continue working and putting forth great effort in order to fulfill her big dream of seeing her children become good professionals.
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Mercedes es una mujer de 37 años, vive en la ciudad de Pucallpa con sus 2 hijos, a quienes ama y son su principal razón en la vida, ella es una persona muy amable, trabajadora y entusiasta, que dedica todos sus esfuerzos por sacar adelante a su familia, ya que ella es madre y padre para sus hijos; gracias a su esfuerzo y al apoyo de sus padres, Mercedes pudo estudiar la carrera profesional de Psicología, en sus ratos libres le gusta cocinar y en algunas ocasiones prepara un riquísimo Ceviche para compartir con su familia.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Mercedes trabaja en su pequeño negocio, ella tiene una pequeña botica donde vende medicinas y brinda servicios de inyectables, Mercedes trabaja todos los días por un aproximado de 12 horas y cree que le va bien por el trato amable que brinda a sus clientes.
Mercedes se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de medicinas diversas, como jarabes, pastillas, jeringas y otros, de esta manera Mercedes tendrá su negocio mejor abastecido y podrá atender a mas clientes, así pues ella seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para lograr su gran sueño de ver a sus hijos convertidos en buenos profesionales.

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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
  • 122
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD