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Pedro Carlos
Pedro is 53 years old, he lives with his wife with whom he has 2 children who are already adults. His home is located in the district of Parcona, which is characterized by warm weather all year round, as well as being known for developing agriculture, in particular cultivating cotton, grapes, asparagus, paprika and so on.

When he has a bit of spare time, Pedro really likes to go out for walks with his wife as Pedro says it is always good to take your mind off problems, sometimes he asks his wife to prepare one of his favourite dishes, the delicious seafood dish 'ceviche'. Given his low economic resources, he obtained secondary school education, but would have like to have studied Electronics.

Everyday Pedro works as a taxi driver, like many people in our country, he works in this type of business as it is the only means to financially support his family and with which he can get ahead. He works around 10 hours a day and can serve up to 40 customers in the day. He believes that his business is going well for him as he is very friendly with the customers and above all because he is very charismatic with the customers.

Pedro is very thankful to the Kiva lenders as it is thanks to the help they gave him that he will be able to make improvements to his home such as the roof repairs, repairing of cracks, with which he will have a home in better condition that is more secure for his family. In this manner, he will be able to continue working and fighting every day to achieve his greatest dream "Having a better quality of life".
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Pedro tiene 53 años, vive al lado de su esposa con la cual tiene 2 hijos los cuales ya son mayores de edad, su vivienda se ubica en el distrito de Parcona, el cual se caracteriza por tener un clima caluroso en todo el año, asimismo se desarrolla la agricultura en especial el cultivo de algodón, uva, esparrago, paprika, entre otros. Cuando tiene un tiempito libre le gusta mucho salir a pasear con su esposa ya que siempre es bueno distraerse de los problemas nos comenta Pedro, en ocasiones le pide a su esposa que le prepare uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo “Ceviche”. Debido a sus pocos recursos económicos él solo tuvo estudios secundarios, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar la carrera de Electrónica.

Día a día Pedro trabaja como chofer de taxi, al igual que muchas personas en nuestro país, el trabaja en este tipo de negocio ya que es el único medio en el cual puede solventar a su familia y con él puede salir adelante, el trabaja alrededor de 10 horas al día y puede atender hasta 40 clientes en el día; él cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy amable con los clientes y sobre todo porque es muy carismático con los clientes.

Pedro 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 reparación de techo, reparación de rajaduras, con lo cual podrá tener una vivienda en mejores condiciones y más segura para su familia, así el podrá seguir trabajando y luchando cada día para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener una mejor calidad de vida”.

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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

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 64
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,993,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD