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Valentin Felix
Valentín is a 28 year old man. He is single and lives in the city of Nazca, which is well-known for the famous geoglyphs of the Nazca Lines. In his free time, he enjoys listening to a little music to relax, and sometimes he prepares one of his favorite dishes such as the delicious “Puré con Bistek”.

Valentín has always been a very enterprising man, who has been working ever since he was very young. He completed high school, but unfortunately hasn't been able to attend university due to lack of resources. However, he dreams of being able to study for an Agricultural Science degree.

Thanks to his enthusiasm and the support of his father, who gave him part of his farmland for him to work, Valentín has been able to get his business farming prickly pear cacti underway. He works approximately 10 hours a day. He is very happy with his business has he has always enjoyed the fields and the work he does there.

Valentín is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, as thanks to the help provided he will be able to establish cochineal bugs throughout his prickly pear cactus crop. In this way he will be able to take advantage of the season and have an abundant breeding of cochineal bugs, so that when his harvest of his crops is complete, he will be able to obtain good earnings from the sales he has made. Favoring this approach is how Valentín will little by little be able to accomplish his main dream of being able to study for a degree in Agricultural Science and obtain his own home.
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Valentín es un hombre de 28 años, soltero, vive en la ciudad de Nazca, conocida por los famosos geoglifos de las Líneas de Nazca, en sus ratos libres le gusta escuchar un poco de música para relajarse y en algunas ocasiones prepara uno de sus platos favoritos como es el delicioso “Puré con Bistek”; Valentín siempre ha sido un hombre muy emprendedor que ha trabajado desde muy joven, él culminó sus estudios secundarios, lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos no pudo cursar una carrera universitaria pero sueña con poder estudiar la carrera de Agronomía.
Gracias a su entusiasmo y al apoyo de su Padre, quien le cedió una parte de su terreno agrícola para que lo trabaje, Valentín puso en marcha su negocio de cultivo de tuna, el trabaja un aproximado de 10 horas diariamente, él se siente muy a gusto con su negocio ya que siempre le ha gustado el campo y el trabajo que se realiza en el.
Valentín se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la infesta de cochinilla a todo su cultivo de tuna, de esta manera podrá aprovechar la estación y obtendrá abundante cría de cochinilla, así cuando la cosecha de su cultivo terminé, podrá obtener buenas ganancias de las ventas realizadas, favoreciendo de esta manera a que poco a poco Valentín pueda cumplir su gran sueño de poder estudiar la carrera de Agronomía y obtener su casa propia.

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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
  • 96
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Valentin Felix to establish cochineal bugs throughout his prickly pear cactus crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 21, 2012
Listed
Jun 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2013