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Pedro Alberto
Pedro is a very enthusiastic man of 46 years, though he feels like a 20-year-old. He is a living example that despite the pains and problems than may come our way, you keep going. Five years ago he became a widower. His wife had an illness from which she could not recover. He then became father and mother to his daughter, who is now 26 years old. He struggles every day to provide a better future for her and so that she will be proud of him. He also wants to show her that with sacrifice everyone can improve his life. He lives and works in the city of Pisco in San Andrés district, where the beaches are beautiful. One of the district's principle activities is fishing, which is Pedro's occupation.

Pedro works from morning to night as a fisherman and specializes in catching shellfish. He gets up at dawn to go out in his boat. He learned to fish at a very early age from his father, which encouraged him to become a fisherman. He believes that his business is going well because God is always with him. He also has an angel, his wife, at his side watching him; so he goes out each day with a great deal of faith.

Pedro is very grateful to the Kiva lenders whose support will let him do maintenance on his on-board air compressor and motor. This will mean his boat will be safer and he can avoid accidents that would be regrettable. He then will keep working each day to achieve his great dream: ”to give his daughter a profession and improve her quality of life."
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Pedro es un hombre muy entusiasta, tiene 46 años pero el se considera un joven de 20 años, el es el vivo ejemplo de que a pesar de las penas o problemas que nos puedan pasar se debe seguir adelante; hace 5 años el quedo viudo, su esposa tenía una enfermedad y no pudo salvarse, a raíz de ello tuvo que convertirse en madre y padre para su hija, la cual actualmente tiene 26 años y por la cual sale a luchar día a día para darle un buen futuro y para que se sienta orgullosa de él y para demostrarle que con sacrificio todo puede mejorar en la vida; su vivienda y trabajo se ubica en la ciudad de Pisco, en el distrito de San Andrés, es un distrito en el cual se ubica playas hermosas y una de sus actividades principales es la pesca; ocupación a la que se dedica Pedro.

Pedro trabaja de sol a sol en su negocio como pescador, en especial el se dedica a la extracción de mariscos, el se levanta de madrugada para salir con su embarcación, aprendió este oficio desde muy pequeño gracias a las enseñanza de su padre y es así que se animo a ser pescador; él cree que le va bien en su negocio porque Dios está siempre con el y tiene un ángel que lo cuida cada día que es su esposa por ello el sale con mucha fe cada día.

Pedro está muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá realizar un mantenimiento a la compresora de aire y al moto que usa fuera de borda, lo que le permitirá tener una embarcación (bote) más seguro y evitar accidentes que lamentar; así el seguirá trabajando cada día y cumplir su gran sueño:” Darle una profesión a su hija y mejorar su calidad de Vida”.

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
  • 129
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $56,116,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Pedro Alberto to do maintenance on his on-board air compressor and motor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 20, 2012
Listed
Mar 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013