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Sofia Herlinda
Sofia is a 56-year-old woman who lives in the city of Ico with her child. She loves her child very much, and this is her main reason for living. She is a very kind, hard-working and enthusiastic person who puts her all into getting her family ahead; she has always been both father and mother to her child. Unfortunately, due to lack of economic resources and the need to start working at a very young age to support her parents, Sofia was not able to study and become a professional. In her free time, she likes to watch telenovelas. Sometimes she prepares a delicious stir fry to share with her family.
On her own initiative, with great hard work and dedication, Sofia works in her small business selling desserts and sweets. She prepares delicious tarts, cakes, alfajores [a type of cookie sandwich made with dulce de leche], mazamorras [A Peruvian jello-like dessert made of purple corn boiled with pieces of pineapple and other fruits] and other sweets. She draws in a good clientele. Sofia works every day and is able to work approximately ten hours a day. She feels good doing her job and believes that it is going well for her because of the good flavour of her dishes and her kind treatment of others.
Sofia is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help she will be able to buy ingredients and supplies for making her desserts. She will buy items such as bags of flour, sugar, raisins, cake cases, and rolling pins. This way she will be able to keep working hard to achieve her great dream of expanding her business and completely finishing her home.
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Sofia es una mujer de 56 años, vive en la ciudad de Ica con su hijo, a quien ama y es 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 siempre ha sido padre y madre para su hijo; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos y por la necesidad que tuvo de trabajar desde muy joven para apoyar a sus padres, Sofia no pudo estudiar una carrera profesional, en sus ratos libres le gusta ver novelas y en algunas ocasiones prepara un riquísimo Lomo Saltado para compartir con su familia.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Sofia trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de postres y dulces, ella prepara riquísimas tortas, pasteles, alfajores, mazamorras y otros dulces, los cuales atraen a buenos clientes, Sofia trabaja todos los días y puede hacerlo por un aproximado de 10 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 los demás.
Sofia se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de materiales e insumos para preparar sus postres, como sacos de harina, azúcar, pasas, quequeras, rodillos y otros, así pues ella seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para lograr su gran sueño de ampliar su negocio y tener su casa totalmente terminada. Antibiótico

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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 Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,116,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Sofia Herlinda to buy ingredients and supplies for making desserts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014