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Lucila has rented out rooms and apartments for 15 years. She used to live with her mother, but met her current partner and decided to buy a house. She began renting her garage, and then she built rooms and two apartments in her home in order to rent them out. Currently, Lucila keeps constructing rooms.

Lucila has worked selling clothes to order for 9 years, as well. She keeps working in this business and sells clothing to her neighbors.

The loan that she is requesting will help her buy accessories and furnishings for the bathroom in one of her rental rooms. She would like to continue building more apartments in her house.

Translated from Spanish by Laura Westin, Kiva volunteer.

Lucila se dedica al alquiler de cuartos y departamentos desde hace 15 años. Ella antes vivía con su mamá, pero conoció a su actual pareja y decidió comprarse una casa. Ella empezó alquilando su cochera, luego construyó cuartos y dos departamentos en su casa para alquilarlos. En la actualidad, Lucila sigue construyendo cuartos.

Pero, Lucila se dedica a la venta de ropa por pedidos desde que tiene 9 años. Ella sigue en este negocio y ofrece ropa a sus vecinos.

Los préstamos que ha solicitado le servirá para los accesorios y arreglos del baño de uno de los cuartos que alquila.
A ella le gustaría seguir construyendo más departamentos en su casa.

Additional Information


EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

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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

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
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    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Lucila purchase accessories and furnishings for the bathrooms in one of her rental rooms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009