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Balentina Avelina
Balentina is a 56-year-old woman who is happily married living in the city of Camaná. She’s always been a very cheerful, enthusiastic, hardworking person who has joined efforts with her husband to get ahead. Unfortunately, because she needed to work and cover expenses she was unable to attend secondary school or study a professional career either but she would have liked to have done so very much. She likes to spend some of her free time caring for her guinea pigs which she considers her pets and sometimes cooks a very delicious “Estofado de Pollo” to share with her family.

On her own initiative and with help from her husband, Balentina works in agriculture. She has a small parcel of land where she grows broad beans. Balentina works doing various field chores starting very early in the morning. She can work about 10 hours daily and she’s very happy with the work she does since she’s always enjoyed working in the fields.

Balentina is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the help they’ve given her she will be able to cover costs of maintaining her crops buying necessary manure. In this way she will be able to keep her crops in good condition and when harvest is over will obtain good profits which in a not too distant future she’ll be able to use to plant various other crops.
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Balentina es una mujer de 56 años, se encuentra felizmente casada, vive en la ciudad de Camaná, ella siempre ha sido una persona muy alegre, entusiasta y trabajadora, que junto con su esposo han unido sus esfuerzos para salir adelante; lamentablemente por la necesidad de trabajar y solventar sus gastos no pudo cursar sus estudios secundario y tampoco una carrera profesional, pero le hubiera gustado mucho poder hacerlo; en sus ratos libres le gusta dedicar un poco de tiempo a la crianza de sus cuyes, a quienes considera sus mascotas y en algunas ocasiones cocina un riquísimo Estofado de Pollo para compartir con su familia.
Por iniciativa propia y gracias al apoyo de su esposo, Balentina se dedica a la agricultura, ella cuenta con una pequeña parcela donde siembra frejoles, desde tempranas horas de la mañana Balentina se dedica a realizar diversas labores de campo, ella puede trabajar un aproximado de 10 horas diarias, ella se encuentra muy a gusto con el trabajo que realiza ya que siempre le ha gustado el campo.
Balentina se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá cubrir los gastos y el mantenimiento de su cultivo, comprando el abono necesario; de esta manera podrá mantener su cultivo en buenas condiciones y así cuando su cosecha termine podrá obtener buenas ganancias, con las cuales en un futuro no muy lejano espera poder cultivar diversos sembríos.

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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
  • 47
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,450,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Balentina Avelina to buy manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 21, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012