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Mansueto Adrian
Mansueto is 37 years old and he lives in the city of Mala, a city characterized by its cold climate in the winter. It is in an agricultural region where apples and bananas are grown. Also, the region has beautiful beaches that are visited frequently in the summers by lots of tourists.

Mansueto is a single father. His son is 4 years old and Mansueto acts as both mother and father to him. At the beginning it was a bit difficult to care for him alone because he didn't know how to change diapers or warm the bottle, but with lots of love he was able to learn how to care for him and to give him lots of love. When Mansueto has free time, he likes to read about the world in the newspapers and on occasion he plays soccer with his neighbors. He also takes walks through the city streets with his son, and he likes to enjoy his favorite dish, rice with chicken. Due to limited economic resources, he was only able to study until the fifth grade, but he would have liked to study to be an electrical engineer.

Day by day Mansueto works as a taxi driver. With his earnings he is able to pay the household expenses and pay for the costs of raising his son. He works about 10 hours per day and in that time he is able to drive about 16 clients. He believes that his work is successful because he is motivated by trying to get ahead for himself and his son. Therefore, he works very hard and is very motivated.

Mansueto is thankful for the Kiva loans and he gives thanks for the help that they have brought him. He will be able to maintain his taxi and buy parts so that he can have a vehicle in good working condition so that he will be able to drive his clients safely. This will also enable him to increase his income and to continue working hard so that he can make his biggest dream come true: "To give my son a good education and to have a successful business."
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Mansueto tiene 37 años de edad, vive en la ciudad de Mala, ciudad que se caracteriza por su clima muy frio en época de invierno, se desarrolla la agricultura en especial el cultivo de manzana y plátano, asimismo posee playa muy hermosas las cuales son muy visitadas en época de verano por muchos turistas. Mansueto es padre soltero, su pequeño tiene 4 años y es padre y madre para él, al principio le fue un poco difícil atenderlo ya que no sabía cómo cambiar los pañales o calentar el biberón del pequeño, pero con mucho amor él pudo ir aprendiendo a cuidarlo mejor y sobre todo a darle mucho cariño. Cuando dispone de un tiempo libre le gusta leer, sobre todo el periódico y en ocasiones jugar futbol con sus vecinos y llevar de paseo por las calles de su ciudad a su pequeño, asimismo le gusta disfrutar de uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo “Arroz con pollo”. Debido a sus pocos recursos económicos el solo pudo estudiar hasta el quinto grado de educación secundaria, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar Ingeniería Eléctrica.

Día a día Mansueto trabaja como chofer de taxi, con el fruto de su trabajo puedo solventar los gastos de su hogar y poder solventar los gastos de su pequeño, el trabaja alrededor de 10 horas al día y puede atender hasta 16 clientes diariamente; el cree que le va bien en su trabajo porque tiene un buen motivo para salir adelante el cual es su hijo y por ello trabaja con muchas ganas.

Mansueto 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 y comprar repuestos, así de esta manera tendrá un vehículo en buenas condiciones y podrá conducir de manera más segura, así el mejorara sus ingresos y seguirá luchando para poder hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Darle una buena educación a su hijo y tener un gran negocio”.

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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.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 53
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  • $53,916,525
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