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.
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.
About Caja Rural Señor de LurenCaja 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.
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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.
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