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Pascuala is a 59-year-old woman with 7 children. Her youngest child is 19, and she helps him a lot because he is in college. She and her husband work very hard to pay for their home expenses.

Each day, Pascuala works in her small business selling clothes. She offers her products daily in the city market and on occasion goes door-to-door, selling to her neighbors. She believes that her business does well because she is friendly with her clients and, above all, she is responsible and hardworking.

Pascuala is very grateful for the Kiva loans, since thanks to their help she has been able to buy merchandise for her clients. In this way, she has been able to continue fighting to achieve her greatest dream: that her children will have a profession and improve their quality of life.
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Pascuala es una mujer de 59 años, quien es madre de 7 hijos de los cuales el ultimo de ellos tienen 19 años y a quien apoya muchísimo porque aun se encuentra en la universidad. Junto a su esposo trabajan muy duro ya que con el fruto de su trabajo pueden solventar con mucho esfuerzo los gastos de su hogar.

Día a día Pascuala trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de ropa, ella día a día ofrece sus productos en el mercado de su ciudad y en ocasiones ofrece de casa en casa a los vecinos de su barrio; ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es amable con los clientes y sobre todo porque es responsable y luchadora.

Pascuala esta muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar mercadería para su clientes y de esta manera seguir luchando por hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Que sus hijos tengan una profesión y mejorar su calidad de Vida.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for people who have no access to financial services because they lack collateral or credit history, or run informal businesses. Caja Señor de Luren identifies these clients through a unique scoring system that evaluates their repayment capacity based on socio-economic and demographic indicators. The goal is to expand access to credit to vulnerable borrowers, empowering them to improve their income and living conditions.

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
  • 41
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,450,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Pascuala to buy merchandise for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013