Day to day Marco works in his small business of selling personal and market-place products like soap, shampoo, and razors, among others. He also works at night as a security guard in a condominium in his town where he also takes advantage of the opportunity to offer his products. He believes his job is going well because he is very responsible and, above all, very friendly and honest with his customers.
Marco is very grateful to the Kiva lenders because thanks to the help they have offered him he will be able to make improvements to his home, in particular he will buy fiber cement sheets to put on the roof of his home because it is made of mats and plastic, and he will also be able to put in flooring and in this way be able to improve the quality of life for his family and, above all, continue fighting to make his greatest dream a reality - to build his home out of sturdy material and to give his son a good education.
Día a día Marco trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de artículos personales y bazar como jabones, shampoos, maquinas de afeitar, entre otros y también trabaja por las noches como vigilante en un condominio de su ciudad, en el que también aprovecha la oportunidad para ofrecer sus productos; el cree que le va bien en su trabajo porque es muy responsable y sobre todo muy amable y honrado con los clientes.
Marco está muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que él han brindado el podrá realizar mejoras en su vivienda, especialmente comprar eternit para poder colocar en el techo de su vivienda, ya que esta es de esteras y plástico y también podrá poner falso piso, de esta manera el podrá mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia y sobre todo se4guir luchando por hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Construir su casa de material noble y darle una buena educación a su hijo”
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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