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Justo
Justo is 53 years old and he lives with his wife, Domitila. They have 2 children together: Roxana and Viviana. They live as a family in a house rental located in the locality of San Pedro de Cajas. This capable and enterprising man generates an income as an artisan, an occupation he started when he was 18 and still practices today. His primary knitting projects include ponchos and blankets known as "gachacatas". They are use to carry children on one's back. Thanks to his dedication and creativity his knitting has generated large orders from buyers of different cities in the country. They constantly visit his workshop to make purchases. His considerable profits have permitted him to save money and in only three years' time he was able to open his own dispensary. He sells fuel to cars that come to his locality. He says that it is going very well because there are no gas stations in the region and several drivers visit him constantly. He is thankful for his wife's support because she takes care of their flock of 50 sheep. He is a member of the communal bank named "Telarmachay" and it is his fourth loan with MPF (Kiva Field Partner). He is happy with the work he has accomplished during this time. "I have learned to save money and to focus", he affirms. For this reason he promises to be on time with his loan payments. On receiving his support, Justo will invest the funds he requests in the purchase of several barrels of fuels to support his business.
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Justo, de 53 años, convive con Domitila su esposa. Ambos tuvieron 2 hijos: Roxana y Viviana. En unión familiar ellos viven en una casa alquila, ubicada en la localidad de San Pedro de Cajas. Este hombre hábil y emprendedor; genera sus ingresos en el oficio de artesano, que desde los 18 años hasta hoy practica. Sus principales tejidos constan de ponchos y mantas conocidas como “gachacatas”, que sirven para cargar niños en la espalda. Gracias a su dedicación y creatividad, sus tejidos generan grandes pedidos de compradores de las diferentes ciudades del país, los que constantemente visitan su taller, para poder comprarlos. Sus buenas ganancias le permitieron ahorrar y hace tan solo tres años, abrió su propio “grifo”; donde vende combustible a los diferentes autos que llegan a su localidad. Según cuenta le va muy bien pues no existe uno en la zona y los diferentes chóferes lo visitan constantemente. Además agradece el apoyo de su esposa quien cuida a las 50 ovejas que posee. Él pertenece al banco comunal “Telarmachay” y este es el cuarto crédito con MFP, donde se siente feliz del trabajo realizado en todo este tiempo, “ya aprendí a ahorrar y proyectarme”, afirma. Por ello promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas. Justo de recibir su apoyo; invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de varios cilindros de combustible para continuar su negocio.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 101
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Justo to purchase several barrels of fuel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 14, 2011
Listed
Sep 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012