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Luz Maria
Luz is a very hard-working woman. She lives in the city of Carhuaz. She gets up very early every day in order to be able to work in her business of selling sweets and products like sweet corn, wheat bran, and sweet noodles, among others. She has been selling for wholesale and retail for 17 years. With the fruit of her humble work, she is able to get her family ahead.

Luz is grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help they have provided her with, she will be able to buy more supplies in order to be able to sell her candies wholesale and things like corn, and noodles, among others. This way she will improve her income and continue struggling in order to be able to make her big dream come true. Her big dream is to give her child a profession.
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Luz es una mujer muy trabajadora, vive en la ciudad de Carhuaz y cada día se levanta muy temprano para poder trabajar en su negocio de venta de confites y productos como maíz dulce salvado de trigo, fideo dulce, entre otros al por mayor y menor desde hace 17 años; con el fruto de su humilde trabajo puede sacar adelante a su familia.

Luz esta agradecida con los prestamistas kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado ella podrá comprar más insumos para poder vender sus confites al por mayor como maíz, fideos, entre otros y de esta manera mejorar sus ingresos y seguir luchando para poder hacer realidad su gran sueño:” Darle una profesion a su hijo”.

Additional Information

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
  • 47
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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 Luz Maria to buy supplies like corn and noodles, among others.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014