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Gladys is a 36-year-old woman who, together with her husband, has worked hard every day and acquired her own home where she and her husband live together with their young children. In order to make the income that their family needs, Gladys' husband sometimes works on construction jobs and on other occasions he looks for other ways to make income. Gladys works selling 'salchipollo' (Peruvian fast food - chicken and fries).

Gladys has been in this business for two years. She chose it because there wasn't anybody else in her area who sold 'salchipollo' or hamburgers and so she believed it to be a great business opportunity. Thanks to her enthusiasm, Gladys has managed to make income for her family. She is lucky because she lives on a street corner, opposite a school. She makes the most of this when selling her products.

With the help of Kiva lenders, Gladys will be able to buy tables and chairs for her business. She would also like to buy a display case and fill it with sweet treats for her student customers. With these new conveniences in place, she would like to fulfill her dream of opening small premises where she can sell all types of hamburgers and thereby increase her income so that her family can live well.
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Gladys es una mujer de 36 años que junto a su esposo se han esforzado día a día para poder adquirir una casa propia donde viven sus pequeños hijos. Para poder generar los ingresos que esta familia necesita él se dedica a realizar trabajos de construcción en algunas ocasiones y en otras busca la manera de poder traer el ingreso que su familia necesita, mientras que Gladys se dedica a vender salchipollo.

Ella tiene este negocio desde hace 2 años y decidió optar por el mismo debido a que por la zona en donde ella vive nadie se dedicaba a la venta de salchipollo ni hamburguesas, así que lo consideró como una gran opción de negocio y es gracias a este entusiasmo que ha logrado generar algunos ingresos para su familia. Gladys tiene la buena suerte de vivir en un esquina, lo que le permite estar frente al colegio de la zona, es así como también aprovecha la venta de sus productos.

Con la ayuda de los prestatarios Kiva. Ella podrá realizar la compra de mesas, sillas y también desea comprar una vitrina y rellenarla de dulces para sus clientes del colegio. Con estas nuevas comodidades a sus clientes de sea cumplir su meta, la misma que consiste en abrir un pequeño local en donde vender hamburguesas de todos los tipos y así incrementar sus ingresos para lograr el bienestar de su familia.

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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
  • $61,996,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Gladys to buy tables, chairs, and a display case to fill with sweet treats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013