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Oscar Martin
Oscar is 45 years old but a young man of 20 in spirit and happiness. He lives with his wife and two children, ages 14 and 2, whom he loves very much. He works very hard so they will get ahead and have a better future. He only completed secondary school, but he would like to have studied business administration.

His home is located in the city of Pisco, known for its warm climate as well as for beautiful beaches and the Ballestas Islands, which are visited by vast numbers of tourists all year long. When he has some free time he likes to play soccer, which he cannot do very often because his job is so hard and tiring. He also likes to eat one of his favorite dishes, the delicious ceviche with a "chilcano" [Pisco and cola cocktail].

Every day Oscar works in his business as a fisherman. He fishes, especially shellfish, and sells them mainly to restaurants in his city. He works about 12 hours a day in his business and can serve up to 15 customers a week. He believes it is going well for him in his business because he is very well known and polite with his customers.

Oscar is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help they have given him he will be able to perform maintenance on his boat and make improvements to his home, such as improving the floors and windows. In this way he will be able to continue working with a vehicle in good shape and fighting every day to make his biggest dream a reality: "To have a boat business."
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Oscar tiene 45 años pero es un joven de 20 años en espíritu y alegría, vive al lado de su esposa y sus 2 hijos de 14 y 2 años, a quienes ama muchísimo y por quienes se esfuerza mucho para sacarlos adelante y tenga un futuro mejor , su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Pisco, ciudad que se caracteriza por ciudad que se caracteriza por tener un clima cálido, asimismo hermosas playas y también tiene a las Islas Ballestas, las cuales son visitadas por infinidad de turistas en todo el año. Cuando dispone de un tiempo libre le gusta jugar futbol ya que son muy pocas las veces que lo puede hacer ya que su trabajo es muy duro y cansado, también le gusta comer uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo ceviche con su chilcano. El solo tuvo estudios secundarios, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar administración de empresas.

Día a día Oscar trabaja en su negocio como pescador, el pesca especialmente mariscos y los ofrece principalmente a los restaurantes de su ciudad, el le dedica a su negocio alrededor de 12 horas diarias y puede atender hasta 15 clientes de manera semanal; él cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy conocido y sobre todo cumplido con sus clientes.

Oscar esta muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva ay que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá realizar un mantenimiento a su bote y también para realizar un mejoramiento a su vivienda como mejorar los pisos y ventanas de su casa, de esta manera el podrá seguir trabajando con vehículo en buenas condiciones y así el podrá seguir luchando cada día para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener una empresa de embarcaciones”.

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
  • 93
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,986,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Oscar Martin to perform maintenance on his boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 5, 2012
Listed
May 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013