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Teofila Marina
Teofila is a very hard-working woman, who provides for her family with her small business selling groceries, drinks and vegetables. She puts a lot of effort into her business, working at it for about ten hours each day. Teofila thinks that she does well because she treats her customers with kindness.

Teofila is grateful to Kiva lenders for the help that they give her. She will use this loan to buy merchandise for her grocery business and to make some improvements to her home. Teofila says that she will continue striving to make her greatest dream a reality, which is to have her own mini-market.
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Teofila es una mujer muy trabajadora, tiene su pequeño negocio de venta de abarrotes, bebidas y verduras, con lo cual saca adelante a su familia con mucho esfuerzo. Teofila le dedica su negocio alrededor de 10 horas al día y ella cree que le va bien porque es muy amable con sus clientes.

Teofila esta agradecida con los prestamistas kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar mercadería para su negocio y realizar algunas mejoras en su vivienda, de esta manera seguirá luchando para hacer realidad su gran sueño:” 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
  • 115
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,105,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Teofila Marina to buy merchandise for her grocery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014