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Katherine Cristabel
Katherine is a 25 years old. She lives in the city of Ica with her parents and her young son whom she loves an who is her main reason for living. She is a kind, hardworking and enthusiastic person who puts all of her effort into getting her little one ahead. Thanks to her hard work and her parents' help, Katherine was able to study nursing. In her free time she likes to dance and sometimes cook a delicious Lomo Saltado to share with her children.

On her own initiative, and with much hard work and dedication, Katherine works in her small business selling clothes for women, men and children. In addition, from previous jobs she was able to buy a motorcycle taxi. She rents it out to drivers so they can provide a transportation service. She works every day for approximately 10 hours and she thinks it is going well for her because of the good prices and the friendly way she treats others.

Katherine is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help she will be able to buy construction materials such as sand, cement, bricks and more. These will be used to build a room in her house. This way, Katherine and her little one will have a nice, safe place to live. She will keep working and striving to achieve her big dream of practicing as a nurse in a hospital in her city.
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Katherine es una mujer de 25 años, vive en la ciudad de Ica con sus padres y su pequeño hijo, a quien ama y es 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 pequeño; gracias a su esfuerzo y al apoyo de sus padres, Katherine pudo estudiar la carrera técnica de Enfermería, en sus ratos libres le gusta bailar y en algunas ocasiones cocina un riquísimo Lomo Saltado para compartir con su familia.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Katherine trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de ropa, tanto para damas, caballeros y niños, adicionalmente producto de trabajos anteriores pudo comprar una mototaxi, la cual alquila a choferes para que brinden servicios de transporte, ella trabaja todos los días por un aproximado de 10 horas y cree que le va bien por los buenos precios y por el trato amable que brinda a los demás.
Katherine se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de materiales de construcción, como arena, cemento, ladrillos y otros, los cuales le servirán de mucho para poder construir una habitación en su hogar, de esta manera Katherine y su pequeño tendrán un lugar adecuado y seguro donde vivir, así pues ella seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para lograr su gran sueño de ejercer como Enfermera en un hospital de su ciudad.

Additional Information

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,759,475
    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 Katherine Cristabel to buy construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
Jun 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014