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Ana Luisa
Ana, 32, lives with her husband and their three children in the city of Ica She is a hard-working, enthusiastic woman. Ana has worked ever since she was very young, because of her great desire for success. Unfortunately, due to a lack of economic resources, she was unable to study even though that is what she wanted to do. In her free time she enjoys playing with the children, and sometimes she makes them the delicious "rice with duck" that the family loves.

Thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and support from her husband, Ana set up a small "cevichería" food business, selling ceviche (fish) and chilcano (fish broth). She gets up early in the morning to get everything prepared and ready to attend to her customers. She spends about seven hours a day at work, and attends to an average 50 customers a day. She believes her business is successful because she is well-known and recommended by her customers because of her tasty cuisine and kindness. On weekends she works as a caregiver at a nearby children's day-care center.

Ana is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, because thanks to their support she is able to buy tables, chairs and merchandise such as sodas and mineral water. This will mean her business will be better prepared and stocked. Ana hopes to be able to attract more customers so she can increase her income and save enough money over time to expand her small business into a good restaurant.
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Ana es una mujer de 32 años, vive con su esposo y sus 3 pequeños hijos en la ciudad de Ica, ella es una mujer muy trabajadora y entusiasta, Ana siempre ha trabajado desde muy joven, ya que tiene un gran deseo de superación, lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos no pudo estudiar la carrera de Educación que tanto quería, en sus ratos libres le gusta jugar con sus pequeños y en algunas ocasiones cocina un delicioso “Arroz con Pato” para engreír a su familia.
Gracias a su espíritu emprendedor y al apoyo de su esposo, Ana puso en marcha una pequeña cevichería, donde vende ceviche y chilcano, ella se levanta muy temprano para dejar todo preparado y listo para atender a sus comensales, Ana dedica a su negocio un aproximado de 7 horas diarias, en las cuales puede atender a un promedio de 50 clientes; ella cree que su negocio marcha bien debido a que es conocida y recomendada por sus clientes por su buena sazón y trato amable; adicionalmente los fines de semana trabaja como niñera en una guardería cercana a su hogar.
Ana se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de mesas, sillas y mercadería, tales como gaseosas y agua mineral; de esta manera podrá contar con un negocio mejor acondicionado y abastecido, así Ana espera atender a mayor cantidad de clientes e incrementar sus ingresos económicos, y así poco a poco espera ahorrar el dinero necesario para convertir su pequeño negocio en un buen restaurante.

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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
  • 79
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,860,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Ana Luisa to buy tables, chairs and merchandise, such as sodas and mineral water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013