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Flor Cecilia
Flor, 50, is a native of the city of Cañete in the district of Imperial. She is a single mother with 3 children, of which only 1 lives with her. The other two are professionals and independent. Flor has always been a hardworking woman who is completely dedicated to helping her children get ahead. She has always fought for them, she has worked as an employee in beach houses and condominiums, and with this pay she was able to save enough money to start up her business.

Four years ago, Flor started up her business selling groceries. She launched this business because it has the ability to generate good sales. She feels very comfortable with her work, because every day she has more customers and is better able to stock her store.

Flor is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, because thanks to the help they are providing, she will be able to carry out her plans to buy more merchandise, such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, soft drinks, consumer products, and other items. In this way she will be able to better stock her store, increase her income and have more customers, thus contributing to the near future when she will convert her business into a general store where she sells groceries, gifts, and office supplies. This way, she hopes to have a better quality of life for herself and her children, because with the great love and affection feels for them, she will never stop being their mother.
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Flor es una mujer de 50 años, natural de la ciudad de Cañete, distrito de Imperial, ella es madre soltera, tiene 3 hijos de los cuales solo uno vive con ella, los otros 2 son profesionales e independientes, Flor siempre ha sido una mujer muy trabajadora, dedicada por completo a sacar adelante a sus hijos, ella siempre ha luchado por ellos, ha trabajado como empleada en casas de playas y condominios, con cuyos pagos pudo juntar el dinero necesario para poner en marcha su negocio.
Desde hace 4 años, Flor puso en marcha su negocio de venta de abarrotes, ella incursionó en este negocio ya que tiene buenas habilidades para las ventas, ella se siente muy a gusto con su trabajo ya que cada día tiene más clientes y puede abastecer mejor su negocio.
Flor se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de más mercadería, tales como arroz, azúcar, aceite, gaseosas, artículos de bazar y otros, de esta manera podrá abastecer mejor su negocio y con ello podrá mejorar sus ingresos y tener más clientes, contribuyendo así a que en un futuro no muy lejano su negocio se convierta en un bazar donde venda desde abarrotes, regalos hasta artículos de escritorio y con ello espera poder tener una mejor calidad de vida, para ella y sus hijos ya que por el afecto e inmerso amor que siente nunca dejará de ser madre.

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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
  • 54
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,757,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Flor Cecilia to buy merchandise, such as: rice, sugar, cooking oil, soft drinks, consumer products and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2012
Jun 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012