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Carlos Eduardo
Carlos is 28 years old and the father of 2 children, aged 6 and 3 months. He adores them and they are the reason he works so hard to give them the best and make them happy. His home is located in the Parcona district in Ica, Peru. The Parcona district is known for the "Stone Forest", which is visited by tourists, since it is a grouping of stones that are shaped liked animals and people, among other things. It is also known for the friendliness of its inhabitants. In his free time, Carlos likes to spend time with his children ad listen to music with them. He also loves it when his wife cooks one of his favorite dishes, the delicious “Cau Cau”. Due to his parents' lack of financial resources, he only finished high school, but he would have liked to study computer programming.

Day to day, Carlos goes out to the streets to work in his business as a motorcycle taxi driver. He can serve 40 customers day and works around 10 hours. On weekends or when there is an event, he works renting out stereo equipment and as a DJ. He thinks it is going well for him in this business because he works really hard and his family depends on it to have a better quality of life and be happy.

Carlos is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their support he will be able to buy a new console for his work as a DJ. This will allow him to offer a better service and keep fighting day to day and for his family to feel proud of him and to make his dream come true: "giving a better quality of life to my family and having a discotheque".
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Carlos tiene 28 años de edad, padre de 2 pequeños de 6 años y 3 meses de edad, los cuales son su adoración y razón por la cual él trabaja muy duro para darles lo mejor y que sean felices. Su vivienda se ubica en el distrito de Parcona, Ica, Perú. El distrito de Parcona es conocido por el “Bosque de piedras, el cual es visitado por los turistas ya que es una agrupación de piedras que tienen la forma de animales, personas, entre otros, asimismo es conocido por la amabilidad de sus pobladores. En su tiempo libre a Carlos le gusta pasar tiempo con sus hijos y escuchar música con ellos, asimismo le encanta que su esposa le cocine uno de sus platillos favoritos, el cual es el riquísimo “Cau Cau”. Debido a los pocos recursos económicos de sus padres el solo tuvo estudios secundarios, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar “Ingeniería de Sistemas”.

Día a día Carlos sale a las calles a trabajar en su negocio como chofer de mototaxi, puede atender hasta 40 clientes en el día y trabaja alrededor de 10 horas; asimismo los fines de semana o cuando hay algún evento el trabaja alquilando equipos de sonido y también como DJ, el cree que le va bien en su negocio porque se esmera mucho en su trabajo ya que de ello depende que su familia tenga una mejor calidad de vida y sean felices.

Carlos está muy agradecido con los prestatarios kiva ya que gracias a su gran apoyo el podrá comprar una consola nueva para su trabajo como DJ, lo que le permitirá ofrecer un mejor servicio y así seguir luchando por ser mejor cada día y que su familia se sienta orgulloso con él y realizar su gran sueño.” Darle una mejor calidad de vida a su familia y Tener una discoteca”.

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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
  • 76
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,535,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD