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Luis Daniel
Daniel is a very active man of 49 years of age, the father of a 17-year-old son whom he has raised by himself since the son was very young, and for whom he tries to get ahead every day. Daniel lives in the city of Pisco which has a hot climate, and where there are beautiful beaches and fishing is the main industry.

Daniel earns a living raising pigs. He enjoys what he does very much, and at times he even gets quite attached to the smallest little pigs. He has been working in this business for two years with much sacrifice and constant struggle. He devotes himself to his business around three hours, getting up very early since he must feed the pigs and clean the area where they eat, because, Daniel tells us, they are like people in that where it's clean they eat well but if it's dirty they don't like it. He believes his business is going well because he's very dedicated to his work and because he raises the animals with respect.

Daniel is very happy for the help offered by the Kiva lenders, since owing to that support he will be able to purchase commercial feed wholesale (since when one buys in small quantities it is very expensive). With this improvement he will be able to provide better nutrition to the pigs and thus the customers will be more confident in buying their meat. Above all he will have more income to be able to fulfill his great dream: "that his son would stay in school in order to be better than him, because the only thing he can leave him as an inheritance, in case something were to happen to him, is education."
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Daniel es un hombre muy empeñoso de 49 años de edad, el es padre de un hijo de 17 años al cual ha criado solo desde muy pequeño y por el cual trata de salir adelante cada día, Daniel vive en la ciudad de Pisco, ciudad de clima cálido y en el cual se ubican hermosas playa y cuya actividad principal es la pesca.

Daniel se dedica a la crianza de cerdos, le gusta mucho lo que hace e incluso a veces se encariña mucho con los cerditos más pequeños, viene trabajando en este negocio desde hace 2 años, con mucho sacrificio y lucha constante, él le dedica a su negocio alrededor de 3 horas, el se levanta muy temprano ya que hay que alimentar a los cerdos, limpiar el lugar donde comen porque Daniel nos cuenta que ellos son como las personas donde está limpio comen bien, si está sucio no les gusta, el cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy dedicado a su trabajo y porque cría a los animales con respeto.

Daniel está muy feliz de la ayuda brindada por los prestatarios kiva, ya que gracias a ello podrá comprar el alimento balanceado por mayor (ya que cuando se compra en pocas cantidades es muy caro); con esta mejora el podrá darle una mejor alimentación a los cerdos y con ello los clientes estarán más seguros de comprar la carne de los mismo y sobre todo porque tendrá mas ingresos para poder cumplir su gran sueño:” que su hijo continúe con sus estudios para que sea mejor que el porque lo único que puede heredarle si algo le sucediera es la educación”.

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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
  • 33
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,878,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD