With much effort and enthusiasm, Pedro works as a driver of his own moto-taxi. Every day he begins his work very early in the morning, patrolling the streets of his city in search of passengers. He works approximately 10 hours per day and is pretty successful given his knowledge of the area and the friendly treatment he gives to his clients.
Pedro is very grateful for the Kiva lenders, as because of their help he will be able to make home improvements including painting and installing a new floor among others. As a result, Pedro will have a home with better conditions, which will improve his well-being and allow him to continue to work to get ahead.
Con mucho empeño y entusiasmo, Pedro trabaja como chofer de su propia mototaxi, todos los días desde tempranas horas de la mañana inicia su labor recorriendo las calles de su ciudad en búsqueda de pasajeros, él puede trabajar un aproximado de 10 horas diarias y cree que le va bien porque conoce las zonas concurridas y por el trato amable que brinda a sus clientes.
Pedro se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar el mejoramiento de su vivienda, tales como pintado, tarrajeo, puesta de piso, entre otros; de esta manera Pedro tendrá su vivienda en mejores condiciones, tendiendo mayor seguridad y bienestar, así él seguirá trabajando y esforzándose por salir adelante.
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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