Cupertino lives with his wife, with whom he has three children aged 9, 11 and 13. He loves his children a lot, and makes a great effort to give them a dignified life. When he has some free time he likes to fix up and repair his house, and also enjoys eating one of his favorite dishes, Arroz a la Cubana, which is rice with fried plantain and fried meat. Cupertino only studied to sixth grade in primary school, but he would have liked to finish school and learn to be a bus driver.
Cupertino is very enthusiastic when working in his business selling fruit. He spends about 10 hours a day in work and can have up to 70 customers each day. He also works in his field where he grows rice and beans. He thinks his business does well because he is very friendly with his customers, and above all because he sells quality produce.
Cupertino is very grateful to Kiva lenders as, thanks to their help, he will be able to make improvements to his home. These include repairing the roof, improving the walls which are made of corrugated metal sheets, and other repairs. In this way he will be able to improve his family’s quality of life, and continue working to realize his biggest dream: to provide his children with education and be a successful seller.
Con mucho entusiasmo Cupertino trabaja en su negocio de venta de frutas, el se dedica a su negocio alrededor de 10 horas al día y puede atender hasta 70 clientes en el día, también trabaja en su campo de cultivo sembrando arroz y frejol; él cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy amable con los clientes y sobre todo porque vende productos de calidad.
Cupertino está muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá realizar mejoras en su vivienda como refaccionar su techo, mejorar las paredes de su vivienda ya que estas son de calamina, entre otros, de esta manera el podrá mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia y seguir trabajando para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Darle una educación a sus hijos y ser un gran comerciante”.
About Caja Rural Señor de LurenCaja 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 Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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