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Ms. Blanca is 35 years old and has two children, 14 and 8 years old, both in school. She lives with her partner who works as a public transport driver. She owns her own rustic home which is being rebuilt after being destroyed by the earthquake. Currently the front part of the house is closed in by mats, while the rooms are made of adobe. Her home is located in the Tinguiña district. For the past six years, Blanca has worked as a hair salon assistant. She has many objectives and goals, and one of them is to rebuild her home. The money she is asking for will be invested in improving her house.
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La Sra. Blanca tiene 35 años de edad y tiene 2 hijos menores de edad de 14 y 8 años en edad ambos en edad escolar. Ella es conviviente, su conyuge trabaja como chofer de transporte urbano. Cuenta con casa propia de material rustico la cual está en reconstruccion despues del terremoto quedó destruido. Actualmente tiene la parte adelante de cercados de estera y tiene sus habitaciones de adobe. Su casa está ubicado en el Distrito de la Tinguiña. Blanca se dedica como ayudante de una peluqueria. Ella se dedica a esto hace 6 años. Blanca tiene muchos objetivos y metas uno de ellos es poder reconstruir su vivienda. Con el dinero que solicita invertirá en mejoramiento de su vivienda.

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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 Housing Loans

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
  • 78
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,828,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Blanca improvement of her home that was destroyed in an earthquake.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010