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Carlos Alberto
Carlos Alberto lives in the city of Ica, a city known for its warm climate in any season of the year. It is also known for its agriculture, especially for the grape, asparagus, and butter bean harvests that have generated a lot of jobs because currently they are exported to different countries in the world, and for being the birthplace of the national liquor of our country, pisco.

Carlos works transporting passengers in a motorcycle taxi through the streets of the city. He dedicates about ten hours a day to his business and he can serve up to 50 customers daily. During the holidays he can work all day without stopping and earn a little bit more, Carlos tells us. He believes that it is going well for him in his business because he is very charismatic and above all honest and respectful with the customers.

Carlos thanks the Kiva lenders very much because, thanks to the support offered, he will be able to do general maintenance on his vehicle. With this he will have more security in the operation of the vehicle and, above all, will safeguard the security of his customers. This improvement will allow him to have greater income and he will be able to continue saving to be able to realize his biggest dream: "To have his own house."
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Carlos Alberto vive en la ciudad de Ica, ciudad que se caracteriza por su clima cálido en cualquier época del año, además de su agricultura en especial por la cosecha de Uva, espárragos, pallares, los cuales han generado muchos puestos de trabajo ya que actualmente se exportan hacia los distintos países del mundo; así como también por ser la cuna del licor bandera de nuestro país que es el “Pisco”.

Carlos se decida al transporte de pasajeros en mototaxi por las calles de la ciudad, él le dedica a su negocio alrededor de 10 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 50 clientes al día; en épocas festivas puede trabajar todo el día sin parar y es que en estas fechas se puede ganar alguito más nos comenta Carlos; él cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy carismático y sobre todo honrado y respetuoso con los clientes.

Carlos agradece mucho a los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias al apoyo brindado podrá realizar un mantenimiento general a su vehículo y con ello tendrá mas seguridad en el manejo del vehículo y sobre todo para salvaguardar la seguridad de sus clientes, esta mejora le permitirá tener mayores ingresos y podrá seguir ahorrando para poder cumplir su más grande sueño:” Tener su casa propia”.

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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
  • 63
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,993,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD