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Roddy Alfredo
Roddy lives in Tinguiña District in Ica, Perú. Tinguiña District is noted for its hot climate as well as for being a district that’s been improving every day and above all growing thanks to the efforts of its residents. When Roddy has free time available he very much enjoys playing soccer with his friends and neighbors in his neighborhood. He also likes spending family time with his little boy who he loves very much and strives daily to get ahead to provide him with a dignified life despite daily difficulties that arise. Due to his family’s limited economic resources he was only able to go to 11th grade but would have liked to attend university.

With much effort and dedication above all, Roddy works as a taxi driver because with earnings from this job he’s able to cover household expenses.
He works about 10 hours daily and can tend to up to 30 customers per day. He believes he does well in his business because he’s a hardworking and above all very kind to his customers.

Roddy is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the help they’ve given him he will be able to service his vehicle, especially remove the motor to check it out. He will also be able to repair the vehicle’s gas tank because he’s been having many breakdowns and now he will be able to have a safer vehicle and provide safety for his customers and avoid serious accidents so that he can continue striving towards making his greatest dream a reality: to provide his son with a profession.
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Roddy vive en el distrito de Tinguiña, Ica, Perú. El distrito de Tinguiña se caracteriza por su clima cálido, así como también porque es un distrito que ha ido mejorando cada día y sobre todo creciendo gracias al esfuerzo de sus pobladores. Cuando dispone de un tiempo libre a Roddy le gusta mucho jugar futbol con sus amigos y vecinos de su barrio, asimismo le encanta disfrutar de pasar un tiempo de familia con su pequeño hijo, al cual quiere mucho y por el cual cada día se esfuerza mucho por salir adelante para darle una vida digna a pesar de todas las dificultades del día a dia. Debido a sus pocos recursos económicos el solo pudo estudiar hasta el quinto grado de educación secundaria, pero le hubiera gustado mucho tener una carrera universitaria.

Con mucho esfuerzo y sobre todo dedicación Roddy trabaja como taxista, ya que con los frutos de este trabajo puedo solventar los gastos de su hogar, el trabaja alrededor de 10 horas y puede atender hasta 30 clientes diariamente, el cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy trabajador y sobre todo es muy amable con los clientes.

Roddy está muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá realizar un mantenimiento general a su vehículo, especialmente retirar el motor para realizar una revisión, asimismo reparar el tanque de combustible a gas de su vehículo, ya que ha presentado mucho inconvenientes, de esta manera el podrá tener un vehículo más seguro y también darle seguridad a sus clientes y evitar accidentes graves; así el podrá seguir trabajando y luchando muy duro para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Darle una profesión a su hijo”.

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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
  • 106
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,006,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD