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Marcelino
Marcelino, 50, lives in the city of Camaná with his wife and three children. He is hardworking and enthusiastic, putting all of his efforts towards making progress for his family. Unfortunately, for lack of financial resources and the need to work to cover his needs, he wasn't able to go to college, but he would have liked to study mechanical engineering. In his free time he likes to take trips around the city with his family, and sometimes they will stop to eat saltado de carne, their favorite meal.

Thanks to the support of his family and his desire to get ahead, Marcelino works as a mini-bus driver, working about 12 hours a day in local transport. He tends to an average of 80 customers during that time. He likes his work because his customers recommend him for the friendly and respectful manner in which he treats them.

Marcelino is very grateful to the Kiva lenders because thanks to their help he will be able to buy tires and perform maintenance on his vehicle. That way he will keep it in good condition so that he can give his customers better service and increase his income, thereby improving his family's quality of life.
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Marcelino es un hombre de 50 años, vive en la ciudad de Camaná con su esposa y sus 3 hijos, él es una persona muy trabajadora y entusiasta, que dedica todos sus esfuerzos para sacar adelante a su familia; lamentablemente por falta recursos económicos y por la necesidad de trabajar y solventar sus gastos no pudo cursar una carrera profesional, pero le hubiera gustado poder estudiar la carrera de Ingeniería Mecánica; en sus ratos libre le gusta realizar pequeños viajes por su ciudad con su familia y en alguna de estas ocasiones aprovechan para comer un riquísimo “Saltado de Carne” el cual es el plato favorito de su familia.
Gracias al apoyo de su familia y a su deseo de salir adelante, Marcelino trabaja como chofer de un microbús, brindando serivios de movilidad local, él labora un aproximado de 12 horas diarias, en las cuales puede atender un promedio de 80 clientes, él se siente a gusto en su trabajo ya que sus clientes lo recomiendan por su trato amable y respetuoso.
Marcelino se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de llantas y el mantenimiento general para su vehículo; de esta manera Marcelino tendrá un vehículo en buenas condiciones, él cual le servirá para brindar un mejor servicio a sus clientes e incrementar sus ingresos económicos y así poder asegurar y mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia.

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

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 105
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Marcelino to buy tires and pay for regular maintenance of his vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 13, 2012
Listed
Jun 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013