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Santos Alejandrina
Santos is 57 years old, single, and lives in the city of Pucallpa. She is a very friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic woman, who puts all of her effort into succeeding. Unfortunately, because of a lack of money and the need to work from a young age, Santos was unable to study for a professional career. In her free time, she likes going to her church to give thanks for her blessings, and sometimes she makes delicious Ceviche to share with her family.

On her own initiative, and with a lot of commitment and dedication, Santos works in her small business selling chicken and cheese pies. She also works as a gardener in a municipal company in her city. She works for around 10 hours every day and thinks that she is doing well due to the kind way in which she treats others.
Santos is very grateful to Kiva lenders, because thanks to the support they give, she will be able to make improvements to her home. She wants to buy materials such as corrugated iron sheets, nails, wood and others, which will be very useful for remodeling the roof and walls of her home. In this way, Santos will have greater security and wellbeing, and she will keep working and making an effort to achieve her biggest dream of owning a great bakery.
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Santos es una mujer de 57 años, es soltera, vive en la ciudad de Pucallpa, ella es una persona muy amable, trabajadora y entusiasta, que dedica todos sus esfuerzos por salir adelante; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos y por la necesidad que tuvo de trabajar desde muy joven, Santos no pudo estudiar una carrera profesional, en sus ratos libres le gusta asistir a su iglesia para agradecer por sus bendiciones y en algunas ocasiones cocina un riquísimo Ceviche para compartir con su familia.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Santos trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de pasteles, tanto de pollo y queso, adicionalmente también trabaja brindando servicios de jardinería en una empresa municipal de su ciudad, ella trabaja todos los días por un aproximado de 10 horas y cree que le va bien por el trato amable que brinda a los demás.
Santos se encuentra muy agradecida con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar el mejoramiento de su vivienda, ya que desea comprar materiales como calaminas, clavos, madera y otros, los cuales le servirán de mucho para poder refaccionar el techado y paredes de su vivienda, de esta manera Santos tendrá mayor seguridad y bienestar, así pues ella seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para lograr su gran sueño de tener una gran pastelería.

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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 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
  • 35
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,459,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Santos Alejandrina to make home improvements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
Jul 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014