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Valentin
Valentin is 70, but has the spirit of a young man of 20. He is very friendly, and above all hard-working. From a young age his parents taught him to earn his daily bread with the sweat of his brow, as they didn't have many financial resources. For this reason he could only go to school as far as the primary level, but would have liked to have finished school.

He is the father of three children whom he loves very much. Although they are adults, he is always attentive to them, especially to instill in them good habits. He tells us it is better to be humble but honest.

His home is located in Nazca, a city noted for having a year-round warm climate. Here we also find the Nazca lines, which are geoglyphs located in the middle of an extensive arid plain, that were used by the ancient Nazca culture as a kind of astronomic calendar for the rainy season.

When Valentin has spare time, he likes to read and also ask his wife to prepare one of her dishes, the very delicious “Adobo” (pork in a spicy sauce).

Valentin works on his crop field with a great deal of enthusiasm. Currently, he has planted butter beans. He works on his planting around eight hours daily, as is always aware of how the crop is growing, and especially whether it has some pest infestation. He believes that things are going well in his business because he is very careful and has already been working several years in it.

Valentin is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, as thanks to the help they have provided him, he will be able to buy organic and other fertilizers for maintaining his crop, especially to avoid his crop being infested with pests. This way he will be able to take good care of his crop, and especially to obtain a good harvest. This way he will be able to continue working, in order to make his greatest dream a reality: "To have more crop fields in order to have more plantings".
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Valentin tiene 70 años pero tiene el espíritu de un joven de 20 años, es muy amable y sobre trabajador, ya que desde pequeño sus padres le enseñaron a ganarse el pan con el sudor de la frente ya que ellos no tenían muchos recursos económicos y por ello el solo pudo estudiar hasta el nivel primario, pero le hubiera gustado terminar la escuela. Es padre de 3 hijos a los cuales ama muchísimo, aunque sean mayores de edad el siempre está al pendiente de ellos sobre todo para inculcarles las buenas costumbre ya que el nos comenta es mejor ser humilde pero honrado. Su vivienda se encuentra en la ciudad de Nazca, ciudad que se caracteriza por tener un clima cálido en todo el año, encontramos también a las líneas de Nazca, las cuales son geoglifos que se encuentra en medio de un extenso campo árido los cuales eran utilizados por la antigua cultura nazca como una especie de calendario astronómico para la temporada de lluvias. Cuando Valentín tiene un tiempo libre le gusta leer y también le pide a su esposa que le prepare uno de sus platillos el cual es el riquísimo “Adobo”.

Con mucho entusiasmo Valentin trabaja en su campo de cultivo, el actualmente ha sembrado pallar, él le dedica a su sembrío alrededor de 8 horas diarias, ya que siempre está al tanto de cómo va creciendo el cultivo y sobre todo si tiene alguna plaga; el cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy cuidadoso y porque ya lleva trabajando varios en ello.

Valentin está muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá comprar el abono y los fertilizantes para dar mantenimiento a su cultivo y sobre todo evitar que se infeste su cultivo de plagas, de esta manera el podrá darle un buen cuidado a su cultivo y sobre todo obtener una buena cosecha, así el podrá seguir trabajando para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener más campos de cultivo para tener más sembríos”.

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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

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,341,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Valentin to buy fertilizer and herbicides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 18, 2012
Listed
May 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012