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Florentino is a 49 year old man who lives in the city of Ica with his wife and their 2 children, whom he loves and are his main reason for living. He is a very kind, hard-working, and enthusiastic person. He and his wife work with all their strength to help their family get ahead. Unfortunately, a lack of economic resources and the need to work meant Florentino could not study the professional career of Agronomy as he had desired, but he would have really like to have studied it. During his free time he likes to work and sometimes cook a delicious rice with duck to share with his family.

With a lot of effort and dedication and thanks to his brother's support, Florentino works in the field of agriculture. He depends upon a small parcel of land where he cultivates cotton. He starts working every day in the early hours of the morning, and he works about 10 hours a day. He believes it is going well for him because of his dedication and because he has always liked to work in the field.

Florentino is very thankful for the Kiva lenders; thanks to their help, he can maintain his crops, by covering the expenses of irrigation, fertilization, and harvesting his crops. In this way, he can raise a good crop. He hopes to make a good sale to earn more money, which will help him a lot in the near future in expanding his business with other crops and providing his family with a better quality of life.

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Florentino es un hombre de 49 años, vive en la ciudad de Ica con su pareja y sus 2 hijos, a quienes ama y son su principal razón en la vida, él es una persona muy amable, trabajador y entusiasta, que junto con su pareja dedican todos sus esfuerzos para sacar adelante a su familia; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos y por la necesidad de trabajar Florentino no pudo estudiar la carrera profesional de Agronomía que deseaba, pero le hubiera gustado mucho poder hacerlo, en sus ratos libres le gusta seguir trabajando y en algunas ocasiones cocina un riquísimo Arroz con Pato para compartir con su familia.
Con mucho empeño, dedicación y gracias al apoyo de su hermano, Florentino trabaja en el rubro de la agricultura, él cuenta con una pequeña parcela donde cultiva algodón, todos los días desde tempranas horas de la mañana inicia su labor, él puede trabajar un aproximado de 10 horas y cree que le va bien por su dedicación y porque siempre le ha gustado las labores del campo.
Florentino se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar el sostenimiento de su cultivo, tales como cubrir los gastos de riego, abono y cosecha de su cultivo; de esta manera Florentino logrará que su cultivo se logré satisfactoriamente, así el desea poder realizar una buena venta para así incrementar sus ingresos económicos, los cuales le servirán de mucho para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda ampliar su negocio con otros cultivos y así desea poder brindar una mejor calidad de vida a su familia.

Additional Information

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

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 105
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Florentino irrigate and fertilize his crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 27, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013