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Felicita is a 34-year-old woman who lives in the city of Nazca with her two children, whom she loves and who are her main reason for living. She is a very friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic person who dedicates all her efforts to moving her family forward, since she is the mother and father to her children.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of economic resources and the necessity she had to work since she was very young, Felicita couldn't study for a professional career. In her free time she likes to watch television and on some occasions she cooks a delicious Red Noodle dish to share with her family.

On her own initiative and with much determination and dedication, Felicita has made her living in agriculture. She has a small plot of land where she sows cactus to cultivate cochineal. She works every day beginning early in the morning. She can do work for approximately six hours a day and she feels happy doing her work. She thinks it is going well for her based on her experience.

Felicita is very thankful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to the help they offer she can cover the expenses of infesting her cactus crop with cochineal. In this way, she hopes to increase the quantity of cochineal for future sales in the market of her city. Thus she will continue working and making an effort to get ahead and achieve her great dream of finishing the construction of her home to be able to offer better security and well-being to her family.
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Felicita es una mujer de 34 años, vive en la ciudad de Nazca con sus dos hijos, a quienes ama y son su principal razón en la vida, ella es una persona muy amable, trabajadora y entusiasta, que dedica todos sus esfuerzos por sacar adelante a su familia, ya que ella es madre y padre para sus hijos; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos y por la necesidad que tuvo de trabajar desde muy joven, Felicita no pudo estudiar una carrera profesional, en sus ratos libres le gusta ver televisión y en algunas ocasiones cocina unos riquísimos Tallarines Rojos para compartir con su familia.
Por iniciativa propia con mucho empeño y dedicación, Felicita se dedica a la agricultura, ella tiene una pequeña parcela en donde siembra tuna y cultiva cochinilla, ella trabaja todos los días desde tempranas horas de la mañana, ella puede hacerlo por un aproximado de 6 horas y se siente a gusto realizando su labor y cree que le va bien por su experiencia.
Felicita se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá cubrir los gastos de infestación de su cultivo con cochinilla,ya que desea aumentar la cantidad de cochinilla para una futura venta en los mercados de su ciudad,así pues ella seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para salir adelante y lograr su gran sueño de terminar la construcción de su vivienda para poder brindarles mayor seguridad y bienestar a su familia.

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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
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Felicita to cultivate cochineal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013