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Elan Hector
Elan is a 22-year-old single man who lives with his parents and siblings in the city of Camaná, which is well-known for its warm weather and beautiful beaches. Elan is a very hardworking, persevering man with a great sense of humor. In his free time, he likes to play soccer with his friends and brothers, and on some occasions, he makes a delicious seco de pollo, South American chicken stew, to share with his family. Unfortunately, he was unable to pursue his studies because of a lack of financial resources, but he dreams of studying agronomy. Thanks to his enterprising spirit and to his family's support, Elan works in agriculture since he has a small plot of land which he farms. He works in his business approximately 12 hours a day. He is very content with his business since he has always liked working the fields very much.

Elan is very grateful to the Kiva lenders as this is the second time that they give him their support. Thanks to their help, he will be able to purchase both organic and chemical fertilizer, and to maintain his crops. He has just planted beans and with this loan, he will be able to harvest his crops and increase his income. He will then obtain a three-wheel utility van so that he can help irrigate his future crops, thus he will be able to realize his dream of getting a degree in agronomy and helping his family get ahead.

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Elan es un hombre de 22 años, soltero, vive con sus padres y hermanos en la ciudad de Camaná, caracterizada por clima cálido y hermosas playas; Elan es un hombre muy trabajador, persevante, con un gran sentido del humor, en sus ratos libres le gusta jugar futbol con sus amigos y hermanos, y en algunas ocasiones cocina un riquísimo “Seco de Pollo” para compartir con su familia; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos no pudo cursar una carrera profesional, pero sueña con poder estudiar la carrera de Agronomía. Gracias a su espíritu emprendedor y al apoyo de su familia, Elan se dedica a la agricultura ya que cuenta con un pequeño terreno en el cual cultiva, él dedica a su negocio un aproximado de 12 horas diaria, él se encuentra muy a gusto en su negocio, ya que siempre le ha gustado mucho las labores del campo.

Elan se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que es la segunda vez que los prestatarios Kiva le brindan su apoyo y gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de abono, fertilizantes y podrá realizar el mantenimiento del cultivo; ya que actualmente he sembrado frejol de esta manera podrá sostener la cosecha de su cultivo e incrementar sus ingresos económicos para con ellos adquirir una motocarga que le servirá para el riego de sus futuras siembras y así de esta manera espera poder cumplir su gran sueño de estudiar la carrera de agronomía para poder ayudar a su familia a salir adelante.

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
  • 176
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,191,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Elan Hector to purchase organic and chemical fertilizer, as well as other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013