Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial resources and the need to begin working, Edwin was not able to study a professional degree, but he would have very much liked to do so. He likes to listen to music in his free time, and occasionally he cooks a delicious Caparulcra con Sopa Seca (a Peruvian stew with pork and dehydrated potatoes) to share with his family.
By his own initiative and with plenty of effort and dedication, Edwin works as a taxi driver, offering transport services. He works for 12 hours every day, beginning in the early morning. He is happy with his work and he believes it is going well because he knows the areas where he can find a larger quantity of passengers.
Edwin is very grateful for the Kiva lenders because thanks to their help, he will be able to make improvements to his home. He would like to plaster and paint his home. He will continue working and striving to finish the construction of his home and to achieve his dream of giving the very best to his children.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Edwin trabaja como chofer de taxi, brindando servicios de transporte, el trabaja todos los días desde tempranas horas de la mañana y puede hacerlo por un aproximado de 12 horas, el se siente a gusto realizando su labor y cree que le va bien porque conoce las zonas donde encontrar mayor cantidad de pasajeros.
Edwin se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar el mejoramiento de su vivienda, ya que desea hacer el tarrajeo y pintado de su vivienda, así pues él seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para culminar la construcción de su vivienda y lograr su gran sueño de brindarles lo mejora a sus pequeños.
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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