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Erika Pamela
Erika is 30 years old. She is mother of 3 children aged 12, 7 and 1: she adores them and she thinks they are the best gift that she has received from God. She lives in Chincha, a town characterized by its warm and welcoming climate, as well as for being the birthplace of great Peruvian sportspeople; it is also known for the tasty flavors used to prepare food. Whenever she has some free time, she deeply enjoys spending time with her children, as well as eating one of her favorite dishes, the delicious “Arroz con pato” (duck with rice).

Erika engages in her activity with deep enthusiasm: she sells sweets such as purple “mazamorra” (corn porridge), rice pudding, and she also sells “salchipollo” (fried potatoes served with fried chicken and sauces). She works for about 8 hours a day and she can serve up to 45 customers per day. She thinks her activity is going well because she is very kind with her customers and above all because she has a good flavor she uses for her sweets.

Erika is deeply grateful to Kiva lenders, because thanks to their help she will be able to buy a small food cart. Thanks to this investment, she will be able to increase her sales, since she has received many orders from her customers; and as her income will consequently increase and she will be able to keep on fighting to make her biggest dream come true: “To have a house of her own and to make her activity grow”.
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Erika es una joven de 30 años, madre de 3 hijos cuyas edades comprenden 12,7 y 1 añito; son su mayor adoración y el regalo más grande que Dios le ha podido dar, su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Chincha, ciudad que se caracteriza por tener un clima cálido y acogedor, así como también por ser la cuna de grande glorias de deporte peruano, así como también la rica sazón que tienen para la preparación de los platillos. Cuando tiene un tiempo libre le gusta mucho estar al lado de sus hijos, así como también le gusta comer uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo “Arroz con pato”.

Con mucho entusiasmo Erika trabaja en su negocio de venta de dulce como mazamorra morada, arroz con leche, y también la venta de salchipollo; ella se dedica a su negocio alrededor de 8 horas al día y puede atender hasta 45 clientes en el día; ella cree que el va bien en su negocio porque es muy amable con los clientes y sobre todo porque tiene una buena sazón para los dulces.

Erika esta muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ay que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar un carrito sanguchero y con esta mejora poder mejorar sus ventas ya que tiene mucho pedidos de sus clientes, así ella podrá mejorar sus ingresos y seguir luchando para poder hacer realidad su más grande sueño: “Tener su casa propia y crecer en 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
  • 78
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,829,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Erika Pamela to buy a small food cart.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2012
May 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013