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Maria Elena
Maria is a woman eager to move forward. She is a mother of 2 children, 11 and 13, for whom she works very hard to be able to offer them a dignified life. Maria works in her small business selling groceries, which she started with much effort. Maria believes that she is moving forward because she is very friendly with the customers and, above all, she sells quality products.

Maria is very thankful for the Kiva lenders given that thanks to their great help she will buy more merchandise for her business like rice, bulk sugar, pasta, etc. This will permit her to assist her customers better and continue fighting in order to be able to make her dream a reality: "To give a career to her children and have a mini market."
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Maria es una mujer con muchas ganas de salir adelante, es madre de 2 hijos de 11 y 13 años de edad por quienes trabaja muy duro para poder ofrecerles una vida digna. Maria trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de abarrotes, el cual inicio con mucho esfuerzo; Maria cree que está saliendo adelante porque es muy amable con los clientes y sobre todo vende productos de calidad.

Maria está muy agradecida con los prestamistas kiva ya que gracias a su gran ayuda podrá comprar mas mercadería para su negocio como Arroz, azúcar al por mayor, fideos, entre otros, lo que le permitirá atender mejor a sus clientes y seguir luchando para poder hacer realidad su sueño:” Darle una profesión a sus hijos y tener un minimarket

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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
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,995,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD