Mr. Rómulo Álvarez is 62 years old and lives in a home he owns in the Ocucaje district, with his wife and his youngest daughter. Previously he lived in Lima with his 4 children, but his wife was involved in an automobile accident, which killed one of his sons and rendered his wife gravely ill. Thanks to his work as a carpenter he was able to forge ahead and move his family to the city of Ica. He is a hardworking person, and with great effort has purchased the tools necessary for his work. Currently his wife helps him by selling snacks in the areas surrounding his neighborhood. With their income they are providing their daughter, who is dependent on them, with a better education. He is requesting a loan to install a water tank in his home, as this year they’ve had problems with their drinking water service, as well as to purchase lumber so he can build a fence around his carpentry shop and keep his tools and equipment secure. His dream is for his daughter to become a professional and for his carpentry shop to grow. Mr. Álvarez is grateful for the support we can provide him so his business can prosper, thus improving his quality of life.
El Sr. Rómulo Álvarez tiene 62 años de edad, vive en casa propia en el Distrito de Ocucaje junto a su esposa y su menor hija. Anteriormente vivían en Lima junto a sus 4 hijos pero su esposa tuvo un accidente automovilístico en la cual murió uno de sus hijos y su esposa quedó gravemente enferma. Gracias a su actividad de carpintero pudo progresar nuevamente con su familia trasladándose a la ciudad de Ica. Es una persona muy trabajadora, con mucho esfuerzo a comprado herramientas para realizar sus labores de carpintero. Actualmente su esposa lo ayuda vendiendo golosinas recorriendo las zonas cercanas al distrito. Con sus ingresos están brindando educación superior a su menor hija la cual aún está a su cargo. Solicita financiamiento para realizar construcción de tanque de agua ya que este ultimo año se han tenido muchos problemas con el servicio de agua potable,ademas de compra de madera para realizar cerco de su taller poniendo a recaudo sus equipos y herramientas. Sus sueños son lograr que su hija sea una profesional y hacer crecer su taller de carpintería. El Sr. Álvarez agradece el apoyo que podamos brindarle para hacer crecer su negocio y por ende su nivel de vida.
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.