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Walter Augusto
Walter Augusto lives in Camaná, Peru, an oasis in the otherwise long and dry desert of Sechura that dominates the coast in the Southeast part of the country. Camana has historically been an important tourist destination in Peru, nevertheless, the frequent and strong earthquakes and tsunamis of the last decade (an 8.4 in 2001 and 8.0 in 2007) decimated the city, destroyed the tourist industry in Camana costing many their jobs, livelihoods and homes. But the result of the unemployment has created an atmosphere prepared for microfinancing. Camana has precious beaches and, in his free time, Walter enjoys fishing to relax a little. In addition, he knows that Peru is known for having the most delicious food in the world and one of the dishes that Walter likes is "Pure de Papas" (mashed potatoes). Walter studied up to the fifth year of high school but he would have liked to study journalism. Walter lives with his partner. His spouse is dedicated to selling cakes and sweets on foot. Together they have one child who currently is in his fifth year of high school.

Walter is dedicated to photography service. He does this work eight hours a day. In one day, Walter can attend to approximately 15 customers and this allows him to earn approximately S. 35 daily and, on a good day, he can earn up to S. 70, which helps with some of the additional home bills as well as support his spouse selling her products. He believes that his business is going well because he is very friendly with customers and because he completes his work on time.

Currently, he is very thankful for the Kiva loans since with this support he can purchase materials and printers for his business. This improvement will help him to have a more modern printer and be able to complete more printing jobs than today and in a few months expand his shop which will help him earn more income and fulfill his great dream: to purchase land to build a house.
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Walter Augusto, él vive en Camaná, Perú, un oasis en el otro modo de largo y seco desierto de Sechura que domina la costa en la parte sudoeste del país. Camaná ha sido históricamente un importante destino turístico en el Perú, sin embargo, los frecuentes y fuertes terremotos y tsunamis en la última década (un 8,4 en 2001 y 8,0 en 2007) diezmó la ciudad, destruido la industria del turismo en Camaná, y costando muchos de sus puestos de trabajo, los medios de subsistencia, y los hogares. Pero el resultado de un desempleo es que crea un ambiente preparado para las microfinanzas. Camaná tiene unas playas preciosas, y en su tiempo libre Walter disfruta de pescar para relajarse un poco; como bien se sabe el Perú se caracteriza por tener las comidas más deliciosas del mundo y uno de los platos que a Walter le agrada mucho es el “Puré de Papas”. Walter estudió hasta quinto año de secundaria, pero le hubiera gustado mucho estudiar Periodismo. Walter es conviviente, su pareja se dedica a la venta de tortas y dulces de manera ambulante, juntos tienen 1 hijo, el cual actualmente cursa el quinto año de secundaria.

"Walter se dedica al Servicio de Fotografía, se dedica a este trabajo 8 horas diarias, en un día Walter puede atender alrededor de 15 clientes y esto le permite ganar aproximadamente S/. 35 diarios y en un buen día puede ganar hasta S/. 70 lo que le ayuda en algunos gastos adicionales del hogar, asi como tambien apoya a su pareja en la venta de su productos, el cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy amable con los clientes y porque entrega sus trabajos con puntualidad.

Actualmente agradece mucho a los prestatarios Kiva ya que con este apoyo puede comprar materiales e impresoras para su negocio, esta mejora lo ayudara en tener una impresora más moderna y poder realizar más impresiones que las que hace actualmente y así poder en algunos meses ampliar su local lo que lo ayudará a tener más ingresos y cumplir su gran sueño: comprar un terreno para “Construir su vivienda."

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
  • 128
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Walter Augusto to purchase materials and printers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 9, 2011
Listed
Dec 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013