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Amanda Candelaria
Amanda’s a 55-year-old woman who earns her living working as an employee at a small institution in her city. With much effort she’s able to cover her household expenses with the fruits of her labor. Amanda believes she’s getting ahead because she’s very responsible and has a strong drive to work.

Amanda is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the support they’ve provided she will be able to buy a gas stove since her current one is kerosene and it’s in poor condition. In this way, her quality of life will improve and she will continue striving towards reaching her dream of having a place of her own.
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Amanda es una mujer de 55 años de edad, la cual se gana la vida trabajando como empleada en una pequeña institución de su ciudad, con el fruto de su trabajo puede solventar los gastos de su hogar con mucho esfuerzo. Amanda cree que está saliendo adelante porque es muy responsable y tiene muchas ganas de trabajar.

Amanda está muy agradecida con los prestamistas kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado podrá comprar una cocina a Gas, ya que actualmente tiene una cocina a kerosene, la cual se encuentra en mal estado. De esta manera podrá mejorar su calidad de vida y seguir luchando para poder hacer realidad su sueño de “Tener un local propio”.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed for people who have no access to financial services because they lack collateral or credit history, or run informal businesses. Caja Señor de Luren identifies these clients through a unique scoring system that evaluates their repayment capacity based on socio-economic and demographic indicators. The goal is to expand access to credit to vulnerable borrowers, empowering them to improve their income and living conditions.

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
  • 122
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,968,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Amanda Candelaria to buy a gas stove.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2013
Sep 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014