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Karen Lilibeth
Sra. Karen is a hardworking woman who strives day after day to move forward and improve her quality of life. She is married and has a one-year-old daughter who she takes care of while working. Her husband works as a motorcycle taxi driver and they live at her father-in-law’s house.

Sra. Karen sells “salchipapas” (sausages and potatoes) and “salchipollos” (chicken and potatoes) outside of her home. She has been in this business for more than one year. Karen wants to invest the provided loan in the purchase of a small food cart so that she can improve and have a wider variety of products to offer. Her main wish is to someday open her own restaurant.

Sra. Karen is very grateful for the loan that has been provided since it is a great help in moving forward with her business.

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La Sra. Karen es una mujer trabajadora, luchadora que día a día se esfuerza para salir adelante y poder mejorar su calidad de vida, ella es casada tiene una hija de un año de edad, la que cuida mientras trabaja; su esposo trabaja como chofer en su moto taxi, viven en la casa de su suegro, la Sra. Karen se dedica a la venta de salchipapas y salchipollos en las afueras de la casa donde vive, ya lleva en este negocio mas de 1 año. Ella va a invertir el crédito otorgado en la compra de un carrito sanguchero para mejorar y tener mayor variedad de productos que ofrecer. Su principal sueño de la Sra. Karen es poder algún día abrir su propio restaurante. La Sra. Karen esta muy agradecida por el crédito otorgado ya que es un gran apoyo para sacar adelante su negocio.

Additional Information

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
  • 86
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,797,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Karen Lilibeth to buy a small food cart.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2011
Oct 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012