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Benjamin
Benjamin, 69, has a lot of vitality and the happiness of a 15-year-old. He says that if he lets his bad mood take over he will not work well, nor get along with his family. He lives with his wife, who is his friend and the shoulder he leans on when he needs help. His house is located in the city of Ica, which is known for its warm climate throughout the year, and therefore called land of the eternal sun. He works in agriculture, especially growing grapes, asparagus, and paprika, among other crops. He has a high school education but would have liked to study agricultural engineering.

With much effort, especially because he wants to get ahead, Benjamin works on his patch of land growing pecans and mangos. He works about ten hours a day, making sure his crops are free from disease to have a good harvest. He believes business is going so well because he is very dedicated and knows his customers well.

Benjamin is content and grateful to the Kiva lenders for the help they are giving him. He will be able to buy supplies and fertilizers for his plants, which will make for a better harvest next year and more income. Therefore, he will be able to continue striving toward his greatest goal: "To finish building a house out of solid materials".
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Benjamin tiene 69 años de edad pero tiene una vitalidad y una alegría de un joven de 15 según nos comenta y es porque para él si se deja ganar por el mal humor no va a trabajar bien y sobre todo no podrá estar bien para su familia, vive al lado de su esposa quien es su mano derecha y sobre todo su amiga y el hombro en el cual él se puede recostar cuando necesita de un apoyo; su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Ica, esta se caracteriza por tener un clima caluroso en cualquier época del año, y se le denomina la tierra del sol eterno, se desarrolla la agricultura en especial el cultivo de uva, esparrago, paprika, entre otros. El tuvo estudios secundarios pero le hubiera gustado estudiar para ser ingeniero agrónomo.

Con mucho esfuerzo y sobre todo el deseo de Salir adelante Benjamin trabaja en su parcela en la cual cosecha pecanas y mangos; el le dedica a su negocio alrededor de 10 horas al día, sobre todo porque siempre vela porque a sus plantas le de ninguna plaga para que su cosecha sea buena; el cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy dedicado y muy conocido por los clientes.

Benjamin está muy feliz y agradecido por la ayuda que le han brindado los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá comprar insumos, fertilizantes y abono para su plantas y así poder mejorar la cosecha para el otro año y mejorar su ingreso, de esta manera el podrá seguir luchando cada día para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Terminar de construir su casa de material Noble”.

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

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,833,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Benjamin to buy supplies and fertilizers for his plants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 11, 2012
Listed
May 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012