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Silvia Janet
Silvia is a very hard-working woman who lives in the city of Camaná. This city is characterized by agriculture, and especially rice farming, as well as for its beautiful beaches and the generosity of its people. Silvia is a very strong woman. She is the mother of two lovely sons aged 14 and 18. Peruvian food is very tasty, and one of the dishes she really likes is the delicious steamed fish. Silvia also tells us is that one of her pastimes is going for walks along the river in Camaná, and in this way providing herself with some distraction.

With much effort, Silvia has been able to start up her business selling food, especially broths, soups and salchipapa (a typical dish of sliced hot dogs and fries). She works about 6 hours a day. She very much enjoys cooking, and believes that things are going well for her with her business because when she prepares her dishes, she does it with great pleasure which means they turn out very tasty and her customers are satisfied.

Silvia is very grateful for the Kiva lenders as with the help that they are providing her she will be able to purchase ingredients for preparing her dishes and be able to repair her salchipapa cart. This will allow her to increase her earnings and so continue to work towards accomplishing her grand dream: "Provide her children with a profession so that they can do better than her".
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Silvia es una mujer muy trabajadora, vive en la ciudad de Camaná, ciudad que se caracteriza por su agricultura en especial el cultivo de Arroz, así como también por sus hermosas playas y por la generosidad de sus pobladores, es una mujer muy fuerte, es madre de 2 hermosos hijos cuyas edades comprenden 14 y 18 años, la comida peruana es muy sabrosa , por ello uno de los platos que le gusta mucho es el riquísimo pescado al vapor, asimismo Silvia nos comenta que uno de sus pasatiempos es pasear por el rio de camana y asi se distrae un poco.

Con mucho esfuerzo Silvia pudo iniciar su negocio de venta de comida, en especial caldos, sopas y salchipapa, ella le dedica a su trabajo alrededor de 6horas, a ella le gusta mucho cocinar, por ello ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque cuando prepara los platillos lo hace con mucho gusto y por ello le salen muy sabrosos y los clientes se sienten satisfechos.

Silvia esta muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que con la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar mercadería para la preparación de sus platillos y para la reparación de su carrito salchipapero, lo que le permitirá aumentar sus ingresos y así seguir luchando para cumplir su gran sueño:” Darle una profesión a sus hijos para que sean mejores que ella”.

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
  • 35
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,488,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Silvia Janet to purchase ingredients and to repair her cart.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013