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Felix Gerardo
Felix is a very hard working young man. He has one small son whom he loves very much and above all he is the reason he works hard, so that he can give him the best and so that he will be happy. His house is located in the district of Parcona; an area known for having a hot climate, and for being an area known for agriculture and livestock. During his free time Felix likes to read and to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy one of his favorite Peruvian foods, Arroz con Pato (rice with duck). He was only able to study through junior high, but he would have liked to have studied law.

Everyday Felix goes to work in his carpentry business. The majority of the jobs he has are upholstering chairs and also fixing shoes. He usually works around 10 hours a day and helps an average of 6 customers during this time. He believes his business is doing well because he is very nice to his customers and above all because he is creative.

Felix is very thankful to the lenders on Kiva; thanks to the help they have given he will be able to buy materials to be able to do his work, like fabric, glue, tools, nails, sponge and other things. With these purchases he will be able to complete his work and continue working to make his biggest dream come true, to be able to give his son a good education and a happy life.
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Felix es un joven muy trabajador, es padre de un pequeño al cual quiere mucho y sobre todo por el que trabaja con tal de darle lo mejor y que sea feliz; su vivienda se encuentra en el distrito de Parcona, este distrito se caracteriza por tener un clima cálido, así como también en el se desarrolla la agricultura y la ganadería. Cuando Felix tiene un tiempo libre le gusta leer un libro y también aprovecha la oportunidad para disfrutar de uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo “Arroz con Pato”. El solo tuvo estudios secundarios pero le hubiera gustado estudiar Derecho.

Día a Día Felix sale a trabajar en su negocio como carpintero, mayormente realiza trabajos de tapicería de sillas y también arregla zapatos, él le dedica a su trabajo alrededor de 10 horas al día y puede atender hasta 6 clientes al día, el cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy amable con los clientes y sobre todo tiene mucha creatividad.

Felix está muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá comprar
material para la realización de su trabajo como tela, cola, herramientas, clavos, esponja, entre otros, así el poder tener lo necesario para realizar su trabajo y así mismo seguir trabajando para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Poder darle a su hijo una buena educación y ser feliz”.

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
  • 113
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Felix Gerardo to buy sponge, glue, nails, tools, fabric and other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 27, 2012
Listed
May 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013