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Luis Alberto
Luis is a forty-three-year-old man who has a common law wife and three kids in his care. He lives with his partner and kids in their own house. He says that the standard of living in his community is subsistence, and most people work independently in business, farming, and livestock. Luis lives in the hamlet of Los Laureles, Cayalti District in the department of Lambayeque. He also has basic electrical service, and says that all the families in the district live under these conditions.

Luis's works in motor taxi public transportation; his routes go back and forth among zones in Los Laureles and other zones in Cayalti. In his free time, he also offers agrochemical services to make more money to cover expenses. He notes that he has five years of experience in public transportation, which have allowed him to maintain an established clientele.

Luis is currently seeking a loan from Edpyme Alternativa of 1000 soles, which he plans to use to maintain his vehicle (change the oil, tires, and suspension system); it's a very profitable business in his area and in time it's going to allow him to improve his and his family's quality of life.
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Luis es un hombre que tiene 43 años de edad, de estado civil conviviente, con tres hijos a su cargo, vive con su cónyuge y sus hijos en casa propia. Se menciona que La calidad de vida en la comunidad es de subsistencia, la mayoría de moradores son trabajadores independientes que se dedican al comercio, agricultura y ganadería. Luis vive en el caserío Los Laureles del distrito de Cayalti, departamento de Lambayeque; así mismo cuenta con el servicio básico de energía eléctrica; también se menciona que en este distrito viven todas las familias bajo estas condiciones.
La actividad comercial a la que se dedica Luis es al transporte público de mototaxi el recorrido lo realiza entre las zonas de Los Laureles – Cayalti y visciversa. Además se dedica a ofrecer servicios en tienda de agroquímicos en sus tiempos libres, generándole otros ingresos para cubrir gastos propios; cabe destacar que en esta actividad de transporte público Luis cuenta con 5 años de experiencia, lo que le ha permitido mantener su clientela ya establecida en este negocio.
Actualmente Luis esta solicitando un nuevo préstamo a Edpyme Alternativa por un monto de S/. 1000 nuevos soles que será para el mantenimiento de su vehiculo (cambio de neumáticos, sistema de arrastre y cambio de aceite), esto debido a que es una actividad muy rentable en la zona; lo cual en el tiempo le va permitir ir mejorando su nivel de vida con su familia.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,501,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Luis Alberto to maintain his motor taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 20, 2012
Listed
May 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 1, 2013