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Jonathan Leonardo
Jhonatan is 31 years old and he lives in the town of Ica, famous for its hot climate all over the years; agriculture is one of its main activities, notably grapes, asparagus and lima beans plantations. Being a true Peruvian, he enjoys the typical dishes of our country, one of his favorite being “Cau Cau”*. With much efforts he also succeeds in attending university, where he studies psychology, something her likes very much.

Jhonatan runs a grocery store, working there almost 9 hours per day, and he can tend to up to 40 customers. He believes his activity his going well because he tends to his customers with good care.

Jhonatan is deeply grateful to Kiva’s Lenders because thanks to the help her has been given he will be able to improve his shop (painting of the room, improving of the façade) and to buy an awning to attach it to his roof. He will this have a more colorful place and his customers will feel more comfortable, thus granting him the improvement of his earnings and allowing him to keep on fighting to achieve his goal: “To own a house”.

*Cau Cau is a typical Peruvian dish of Creole origins, made of tripe or chicken, potatoes, onion, garlic, lime and spices such as cumin, mint and pepper.
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Jhonatan tiene 31 años de edad, el cual vive en la ciudad de Ica, ciudad que se caracteriza por un clima caluroso en cualquier época del año, asimismo tiene como una de sus actividades principales la agricultura, en especial la cosecha de uva, espárragos, pallares. Como buen peruano le gusta mucho la comida típica e nuestro país, por ello uno de sus platos favoritos es el “Cau, Cau”, con mucho esfuerzo actualmente está estudiando la carrera de psicología, ya que le gusta mucho.

Jhonatan trabaja en su negocio de venta de abarrotes, él le dedica a su trabajo alrededor de 9 horas al día y puede atender hasta 40 clientes, el cree que le va bien en su negocio porque brinda una buena atención a sus clientes.

Jhonatan está muy agradecido con los prestatarios kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada el podrá realizar mejoras en su local (pintado del local, mejoramiento de fachada) y comprar un toldo para poner en el techo, así tendrá un local más vistoso y los clientes se sentirán mas cómodos, lo que le permitirá mejorar sus ingresos y seguir luchando para 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
  • 102
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,342,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Jonathan Leonardo to improve his shop and to buy an awning.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 12, 2012
Listed
Mar 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013