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Rocío, 44, is the mother of two daughters, whom she lives with in her own house, alongside her husband. Rocío rents out rooms in her house. She has been in this line of work for more than 10 years and she does it by herself because it is a simple job. What she likes most about her work is that it provides a good income. In addition, she is able to be at home with her daughters. She hopes in the future to be able to improve the condition of her house in order to be able to rent out her rooms at a better price. This is her fifth loan with Kiva. She is very glad to know that she has financial support, because it allows her to be calm and and move forward with her plans for her business. She also promises to make her payments on time. With the 1,000 soles that she has asked for, she will buy construction materials, since she will start expanding her rooms and improve their condition, in order to provide better service for her renters.
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Rocío, de 44 años, es madre de 2 hijas con quienes vive en su casa propia junto a su esposo. Rocío tiene como trabajo el alquiler de cuartos en su casa . Lleva en éste trabajo más de 10 años y lo hace sola ya que es un trabajo simple. Lo que mas le gusta de su trabajo es que le da buenos ingresos, además de poder estar en su casa con sus hijas, espera mas adelante mejorar las condiciones de su casa para así alquilar sus cuartos a un mejor precio. Este es el préstamo número 05 con Kiva, está muy contenta de saber que tiene un apoyo financiero ya que le permitirá estar tranquila y avanzar con sus planes de su negocio, además se compromete a pagar sus cuotas de manera puntual. Con el monto solicitado 1000 soles, comprará materiales para construcción ya que comenzará con la ampliación de sus cuartos y mejorará las condiciones de los mismos, para brindar un mejor servicio a sus inquilinos.

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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.


About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,797,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Rocio to buy materials to expand the rooms that she rents out.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 2, 2014