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Gabino
Gabino is a 43 year old father. He has devoted himself to providing public transportation in his own “moto taxi” (three wheeled motorized vehicle). He was able to buy the taxi by saving a little money and, little by little, making the payments he needed to make.

Gabino always tries to spend quality time with his 19 year old son. He takes care of and supports his son by himself. This is due to the fact that his wife no longer lives with them because of some family problems.

Gabino has been doing this business activity for close to eight years. During these years he has learned, and he enjoys his work a lot. He always gets up very early in order to transport the people who need to go to their educational centers or to work. This allows him to earn the money he needs to bring food home.

He currently needs financial support to be able to buy tires, to buy tools, and to perform general maintenance on his moto taxi. It has some technical difficulties. Gabino is aware that this is his only form of income. That is why he wants to have it in good condition. He does not want to lack food in the coming months.

Gabino wants to get ahead and improve his son’s quality of life. This way, in the near future, his son will able to study for a professional career. Then Gabino will buy a new moto taxi because his is very old, and it is deteriorating.
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Gabino es un padre de 43 de años, el mismo que se ha dedicado a brindar el servicio de transporte público en su moto taxi propia, la misma que pudo comprar ahorrando un poco de dinero y pagando poco a poco las cuotas que le hacían falta. Gabino siempre trata de pasar tiempo de calidad con su hijo de 19 años, al cual cuida y mantiene solo debido a que su esposa ya no vive con ellos por algunos problemas familiares.

Gabino se ha dedicado a esta actividad cerca de 8 años, en las que ha aprendido y disfruta mucho de su trabajo, él siempre está pendiente de levantarse muy temprano para transportar a las personas que necesitan acudir a sus centros educativos o de trabajo, lo que le permite ganar el dinero que necesita para llevar los alimentos a su casa.

Actualmente el necesita apoyo económico con el fin de de poder comprar llantas, herramientas y hacerle un mantenimiento general a su moto taxi debido a que tiene algunas dificultades técnicas, Gabino es consciente de que este es su único medio de ingreso y es por eso que quiere que se encuentre en buen estado para no tener la carencia de alimentos en el transcurso de estos meses. Gabino quiere salir adelante, mejorar la calidad de vida de su hijo y así en un futuro no muy lejano poder ponerlo a estudiar una carrera profesional y desde luego comprarse una nueva moto taxi, ya que la suya ya es muy vieja y se está deteriorando.

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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

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 103
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,002,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Gabino to buy tires, to buy tools, and to perform general maintenance on his moto taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 27, 2012
Listed
Apr 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013