Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial resources and the need to begin working, Mario was not able to study a professional degree in agriculture, but he would have very much liked to do so. In his free time, he likes to watch television. Occasionally he cooks a delicious Carapulcra (a Peruvian stew made with meat and potatoes) to share with his family.
By his own initiative and with plenty of effort and dedication, Mario works as a master constructor. He works for eight hours per day, beginning in the early morning. He is happy with his work and he believes it is going well because of his good finishing touches and the friendly manner in which he treats his clients.
Mario is very grateful for the Kiva lenders because thanks to their help, he will be able to buy construction materials such as sand, cement, and bricks, among others. This will be very helpful for him as he completes the construction of his home. He will continue working and putting in effort to achieve his dream of having his own company and providing the best quality of life for his family.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Mario trabaja como maestro constructor, el trabaja todos los días desde tempranas horas de la mañana y puede hacerlo por un aproximado de 8 horas, el se siente a gusto realizando su labor y cree que le va bien por los buenos acabados de su trabajo y por el trato amable que brinda a sus clientes.
Mario se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de materiales de construcción, tales como arena, cemento, ladrillos y otros, los cuales le servirán de mucho para poder culminar la construcción de su vivienda, así pues él seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para lograr su gran sueño de tener su propia empresa y brindar la mejora calidad de vida para su familia.
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.
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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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