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Mario Alberto
Mario is 38 years old. He lives in the city of Ica with his partner and their young son, whom he loves and who are his main reason for living. He is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person who dedicates all of his efforts to support his family, along with his partner.

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.
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Mario es un hombre de 38 años, vive en la ciudad de Ica con su pareja y su pequeño hijo, a quienes ama y son su principal razón en la vida, el es una persona muy amable, trabajador y entusiasta, que junto con su pareja dedican todos sus esfuerzos por sacar adelante a su familia; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos y por la necesidad de trabajar, Mario no pudo estudiar la carrera profesional de Agronomía que deseaba, pero le hubiera gustado mucho poder hacerlo, en sus ratos libres le gusta ver televisión y en algunas ocasiones cocina una riquísima Carapulcra para compartir con su familia.
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.

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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.

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.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 78
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,189,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD