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Arturo Andres
Arturo is a man of 24, and works providing public transport in the city of Ica. Ica is currently acknowledged to be one of the main cities in the country to invest in. This has been achieved thanks to the influx of new shopping centers from different parts of the country. In turn, these large companies have allowed many more people to have job opportunities.

In the same way, this has benefitted other business people besides the owners of these large shopping centers. This is the case with Arturo. Thanks to the increasing affluence of the public and their great need to get around, and thanks to his effort and dedication, he has been able to increase his income.

Arturo would have liked to be an engineer, if it weren't for his lack of income. He considers his work a great source of income because he knows he must work the greatest number of hours possible to earn a good income.

He drives a mototaxi for eight hours a day, serving approximately 40 customers. This allows him to earn an average of 70 soles a day; around 90 if it's a good day. In the city of Ica, the cost of transport in this vehicle amounts to an average of 1 or 1.5 soles per trip, depending on the distance he has to travel.

Arturo thinks that his business is successful because of the determination he puts into his work. With the help of the Kiva lenders, Arturo's effort will be worth a lot more. This is because he wants to do maintenance work on his mototaxi, so as not to have problems on any of the trips he makes.

His dream is to be able to have another business, and to build his own house.
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El señor Arturo es un hombre de 31 años que se dedica a brindar el servicio de transporte público en la ciudad de Ica, reconocida actualmente en el país como una de las principales ciudades en las que se pueden realizar inversiones, esto se ha logrado gracias al ingreso de nuevos centros comerciales de distintas partes del país, a su vez estas grandes empresas han permitido que muchas más personas tengan oportunidades de empleo, así mismo también se ha beneficiado a comerciantes ajenos a estos grandes centros comerciales, entre uno de esos casos se encuentra la historia del señor Arturo, que gracias al incremento de la afluencia de público y la gran necesidad que tienen de transportarse le han permitido tener mayores ingresos con mucho esfuerzo y dedicación.

Arturo hubiese deseado ser Ingeniero, pero debido a la falta de ingresos económicos considera a su trabajo como una gran fuente debido a que sabe que debe trabajar el mayor número de horas posibles para obtener un buen resultado en sus ingresos. Él trabaja como chofer de una moto taxi durante 8 horas diariamente, atendiendo aproximadamente 40 clientes, esto le permite ganar un promedio de S/.70 diarios y si es un buen día gana aproximadamente S/.90, en la ciudad de Ica el costo de transporte en este vehículo equivale a un promedio de S/.1.00 ó S/.1.50 por viaje, dependiendo de la distancia que deba recorrer.

Arturo piensa que su negocio tiene éxito porque le pone mucho empeño a su trabajo. Con la ayuda de los prestatarios Kiva, el esfuerzo de Alberto valdrá mucho más debido a que lo que él desea poder darle mantenimiento a su moto taxi para que ya no tenga problemas en algunos viajes que realiza. Su sueño es poder tener otro negocio y construir su casa propia.

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

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,853,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Arturo Andres to do maintenance work on his mototaxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 3, 2011
Listed
Dec 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012