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Guillermo Felix
Guillermo Félix, 49, lives in Ica, Perú. Ica is located in the Sechura Desert almost four hours south of Lima, the national capital, and is acclaimed by Peruvians as “The Land of the Sun.” It’s noted in Peru for its frequent earthquakes (an 8.0 in 2007 and a 6.9 in 2011), its grape, asparagus and olive production and, above all, as the source of Peru’s traditional, national beverage: Pisco.

In this hot, arid weather we find our client’s home and business. In his spare time he enjoys repairing motorcycles. As he well knows, Peru is known for having the most delicious food in the world and one of Guillermo’s favorite dishes is “Seco de Cabrito.” Guillermo studied up to eleventh grade due to his parent’s economic problems; he would have liked to study Auto Mechanics.

Guillermo works as a mototaxi driver but his drive to get ahead is so strong that he also works very hard in his motorcycle repair shop. He spends about 11 hours daily at both jobs and tells us that without sacrifice, there is no growth. His friends encouraged him because he’s very skilled in vehicle repair and because he knows how to drive and is a very prudent driver.

In a typical day, Guillermo can tend to 50 customers which produces a 30-sol daily profit for him and on a good day he might earn up to 60 soles which helps him cover some additional household expenses or to invest in the business. He believes that he does well in his business because he finishes his jobs on time, he’s honest and responsible but, above all, very honest and this is why his customers seek him out and recommend him to others.

Guillermo is very grateful to Kiva lenders because he’ll be able to use the loan to remodel his workshop and his house. This improvement will help him have a better environment in which to carry out his work and this will create a better quality of life since his income will improve and in a few months he’d like to have a larger workshop that will help him reach his great dream: “To have his own house.”
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Guillermo Felix tiene 49 años de edad, él vive en Ica, Perú. Ica se encuentra ubicado en el Desierto de Sechura cerca de cuatro horas al sur de Lima, la capital del país, y es aclamado por los peruanos como "La Tierra del Sol". Es conocida en el Perú por sus frecuentes terremotos (un 8,0 en 2007 y 6.9 en 2011), su producción de uvas, espárragos y aceitunas, y tal vez sobre todo, como la fuente de la bebida tradicional del Perú nacional, el Pisco. En este clima cálido y árido se encuentra la casa y empresa del cliente. En su tiempo libre disfruta Arreglar Motos; como bien se sabe el Perú se caracteriza por tener las comidas más deliciosas del mundo y uno de los platos que a Guillermo le gusta mucho es el “Seco de Cabrito”. Guillermo estudió hasta quinto año de secundaria debido a problemas económicos de sus padres, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar 0 Mecánica Automotriz.

Guillermo trabaja como conductor de mototaxi pero tanta son las ganas de salir adelante de Guillermo que también con mucho esfuerzo trabaja en su Taller de reparación de mototaxi, se dedica a ambos trabajos alrededor de 11 horas diarias, ya que el nos dice que sin sacrificio no hay crecimiento, sus amigos lo animaron ya que tiene mucha habilidad para la reparación de estos vehículos y porque también sabe manejar y es muy prudente al hacerlo. En un día Guillermo puede atender alrededor de 50 clientes y esto le permite ganar hasta S/. 30 diarios y en un buen día puede ganar hasta S/.60 lo que le ayuda en algunos gastos adicionales para su hogar o para invertir en el negocio, el cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es cumplido en la entrega de sus trabajos , es honrado, responsable y sobre todo muy honesto y es por eso que sus clientes siempre lo buscan y lo recomiendan a otras personas. Guillermo está muy agradecido hacia los prestatarios Kiva ya que con este apoyo el podrá remodelar su taller de mecánica y remodelar su casa.

Esta mejora podrá ayudarle a tener un mejor ambiente para realizar su trabajo y con ello tendrá una mejor calidad de vida ya que tendrá mejores ingresos y así en algunos meses le gustaría tener un taller más grande lo que lo ayudará a cumplir su gran sueño: "Tener 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

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Guillermo Felix to remodel his shop and his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 29, 2011
Listed
Dec 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012