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Pedro
Pedro is 59 years old, single, and lives in the city of Camaná. He is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person, whose greatest wish is to get ahead in life. Unfortunately he needed to start working at a very young age in order to support his parents and help out with family expenses, so he was unable to study a professional career even though he would have liked to very much. In his free time, he likes to play soccer with his friends, and he will occasionally cook a delicious shrimp soup to share with his family.

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.
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Pedro es un hombre de 59 años, es soltero, vive en la ciudad de Camaná, él es una persona muy amable, trabajador y entusiasta, que tiene un gran deseo por salir adelante; lamentablemente por la necesidad de trabajar desde muy joven para apoyar a sus padres y solventar sus gastos, no pudo estudiar una carrera profesional, pero le hubiera gustado mucho poder hacerlo, en sus ratos libres le gusta jugar futbol con sus amigos y en algunas oportunidades cocina un delicioso Chupe de Camarones para compartir con su familia.
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.

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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 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.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 56
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,916,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD