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Marcelo Martin
Marcelo is 56 years old. He is very happy and charismatic. He has 2 children, ages 18 and 21, who are currently studying at the university. He is very proud of them and that he has helped them get ahead. He is separated from his wife. In his free time, Marcelo likes to play soccer, especially when he is worried, because it distracts him and prevents him from being in a bad mood. Like a good Peruvian, he loves Peruvian cuisine. His favorite meal is "Arroz con Pato", rice with duck. Marcelo only completed school through the 5th year of secondary school, but he would have really liked to study to be an Auto Mechanic.

Marcelo has had a taxi (transportation) service in the city streets for 17 years. He works around 9 hours a day and may have up to 35 customers per day. He thinks his business is doing well because he has a good fare and because he likes to help his customers when they have a lot of bags or if they are carrying a baby, and for this reason his customers are pleased.

Marcelo is very thankful to Kiva lenders since thanks to them he will be able to purchase tires and do maintenance on his vehicle. With these improvements he will have a car in good conditions that above all will be safe for him and his customers. With this loan he can save for his greatest dream, that his children complete their educations and become professionals.
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Marcelo tiene 56 años es muy algre y carismatico, tienen 2 hijos cuyas edades comprenden 18 y 21 años, y actualmente se encuentra estudiando en la universidad y por los cuales se siente muy orgulloso ya que los ha sacado adelante ya que por motivos muy ajenos se separo de su pareja. Marcelo en sus tiempo libre le gusta jugar al futbol sobre todo cuando tiene alguna precoupacion ya que lo distrae y evita que tenga mal humor, como buen peruano que ama nuestra comida, su palto favorito es el "Arroz con Pato". Marcelo solo estdudio hasta el quinto grado de secundaria, pero le hubiera gustado mucho estudiar Mecanica Automotriz.

Marcelo se dedica al servicio de taxi (transporte) por las calles de la ciudad desde hace ya 17 años, trabaja alrededor de 9 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 35 clientes por dia, el cree que le va bien en su negocio debido a que tiene una tarifa comoda y porque le gusta colaborar con sus cliente cuando llevan muchas bolsas o cuando tienen bebes en brazo y por ello los clientes se sienten a gusto.

Marcelo esta muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada el podra comprar llantas y realizar un mantenimiento a su vehiculo, con esta mejorar el tendra un vehiculo en buen estado y sobre todo por seguridad tanto de el como de sus clientes, con ello podra ahorrar para poder cumplir su mas garnde sueño:" que sus hijos terminen su carrera y sean profesionales"

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
  • 87
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,204,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Marcelo Martin to purchase tires and maintenance for his vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 16, 2012
Listed
Jan 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013