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Juan
Juan is single, is 35 years old and lives with his parents in the La Pava village, Mochumi district, located one hour from the city of Chiclayo.

He has been dedicated to working as a farm worker since he was young. He works in diverse fields in the area. Since this activity does not provide him with enough stablility to pay his personal expenses and help his parents, he began additional work raising animals and selling wood.

Juan buys carob trees recently felled from sellers in the area and cuts them into pieces to offer them to his customers in 30-unit "armadas" (bundles of wood). The business selling wood is useful in the area where he lives since the majority of families cook their food with this product. Additionaly, he raises animals in pens to sell them to vendors who visit the area.

Juan has already had a loan financed by Kiva and, thanks to that money, he acquired more wood with which he was able to expand his business. Now that he has become better known in this work and his demand has increased, he plans to keep growing as a businessman. To that end, he has seen fit to reapply for a loan of 1,700 new "soles."

Juan is very thankful for the people who have collaborated with him through the Kiva program. The help received has motivated him to resume his efforts to fight to get ahead and improve his and his family's quality of life.
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Juan es soltero, tiene 35 años de edad, y vive junto a sus padres en el caserío La Pava, distrito de Mochumí, ubicado a una hora de la ciudad de Chiclayo.

Se dedica a trabajar como obrero agrícola desde que era muy joven, trabaja en diversos campos de cultivo de la zona. Como esta actividad no le ofrecía la estabilidad suficiente para solventar sus gastos personales y ayudar a sus padres empezó a trabajar adicionalmente en la crianza de animales y en la comercialización de leña.

Juan compra troncos de algarrobo recién talados a comercializadores de la zona y lo corta en trozos para ofrecérselos a sus clientes en “armadas” (atos de leña) de 30 unidades. El negocio de la venta de leña es de utilidad en la zona donde vive ya que la mayoría de familias cocinan sus alimentos con este producto. Adicionalmente cría animales de corral para venderlos a los comerciantes que visitan la zona eventualmente.

Juan ya ha tenido un crédito financiado por el fondo Kiva y gracias a ese dinero adquirió mas leña con lo que pudo ampliar su negocio. Ahora que se ha vuelto más conocido en el rubro y que su demanda ha aumentado planea seguir creciendo como empresario. Por este motivo ha creído conveniente volver a solicitar un crédito de 1700 nuevos soles

Juan se encuentra muy agradecido con las personas que colaboraron con el a través del programa Kiva. La ayuda recibida le ha motivado a reanudar sus fuerzas para luchar por salir adelante y mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su familia.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,956,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Juan purchase wood to expand his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 5, 2010
Listed
Nov 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 16, 2011