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Gloria Santosa
Gloria is a very determined and enthusiastic woman. She lives in the city of Nazca. It is a Peruvian city located in the south-central region of Peru. Nazca is a very active city due to large number of tourists that visit the ancient Nazca Lines daily, and also due to the zone's development boom in mining, agriculture, and commercial activity that is transforming it into one of the most cosmopolitan cities of southern Peru. She is a mother of 4 children whom she loves very much and they are her reason for living. Like any other Peruvian, she enjoys food very much; one of the dishes that she enjoys the most is the delicious ceviche. Gloria only studied until the 5th year of secondary school, but she would have liked to study business administration.

Gloria works in her business selling groceries. She works around 12 hours daily and can assist up to 20 customers per day. She believes that her business is going well because she is friendly to customers and because she offers quality products.

Gloria is very grateful for the Kiva lenders since it is the second time that they are providing her with valuable support. Thanks to this great support she will be able to make improvements to her business such as hanging a small awning outside as to offer more comfort to her customers which will permit her to have more customers and to continue striving each day to fulfill her great dream: to finish the construction of her home.
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Gloria es una mujer muy luchadora y entusiasta, vive en la ciudad de Nazca es una ciudad peruana ubicada en la región centro-sur del Perú, Nazca es una ciudad muy activa, debido a la afluencia de turistas que visitan a diario las milenarias Líneas de Nazca, y también por el desarrollo en auge minero, agrícola y comercial de la zona, que la están convirtiendo en unas de las ciudades más cosmopolitas del sur peruano; es madre de 4 hijos a los cuales ama muchísimo y son su razón de vivir; como buena peruana le gusta mucho la comida por ello uno de los platillos que más le gusta es el riquísimo: “Ceviche”, gloria solo estudio hasta el quinto grado de secundaria pero le hubiera gustado estudiar Administración de empresas.

Gloria trabaja en su negocio de venta de abarrotes, le dedica a su negocio alrededor de 12 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 20 clientes en el día, ella cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy amable con los clientes y porque ofrece productos de calidad.

Gloria está muy agradecida con los prestatarios Kiva ya que es la segunda vez que le brindan su valioso apoya y gracias a esa gran ayuda ella podrá realizar mejoras en su negocio como colocar un pequeño toldo en la parte de afuera de su negocio y así brindar más comodidad a sus clientes lo que le permitirá tener más clientes y seguir luchando cada día para cumplir su gran sueño:” Terminar de construir su Casa”

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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
  • 46
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD