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Maria Luz
Maria is a happy and hard-working woman who lives in the city of Aguaytia. In order to get on in life she has had a small business selling sweets for the last 2 years and she also washes cars to earn additional income. By doing this she has extra money to cover the family's expenses, as she has 2 children.

Maria is grateful to the Kiva lenders since with the help they have given her she will be able to buy more stock such as chocolates, sweets, puffed cheese snacks and other items for her business. By doing this she will be able to serve her customers better and carry on working towards making her dream a reality: to have her own premises and be a large distributor of sweets.
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Maria es una mujer muy alegre y trabajadora, vive en la ciudad de Aguaytia y para poder salir adelante trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de golosinas desde hace 2 años, asimismo para tener otro ingreso trabaja lavando autos y con ello puede tener un dinero extra para solventar los gastos de su familia ya que es madre de 2 hijos.

Maria esta agradecida con los prestamistas kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar mas mercadería como chocolates, caramelos, chizitos, entre otros para su negocio, de esta manera ella podrá atender mejor a los clientes seguir luchando para poder hacer realidad su sueño:” Tener un local propio y poder ser una gran distribuidora de golosinas”.

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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 Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Maria Luz to buy stock for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2013
Nov 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014