Italo is a 57-year old man. He lives in the city of Camaná with his wife and their children. He loves his family, and they give meaning to his life. Italo is a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic person who dedicates all his hard work toward getting his family ahead. Unfortunately, due to his financial situation and his need to work, Italo wasn't able to study a profession. But he would have liked very much to do so. In his free time, Italo likes to walk with his wife on a beach near their home. And sometimes he makes a delicious Arroz Chaufa (fried rice) to share with his family.
Italo started farming on his own initiative. He works with a lot of hard work and dedication. He has a small plot of land on which he grows beans. He works everyday for about ten hours, starting very early in the morning. Italo feels happy doing his work and he believes that it is going well for him because of his experience and the care he gives to his crops.
Italo is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to the help they have offered, he will be able to purchase compost and fertilizer for his crops. In this way, Italo hopes to get a better harvest. He will continue working and putting forth the effort to make his greatest dream come true- to improve the condition of his house, which will offer his family improved security and well-being.
Italo es un hombre de 57 años, vive en la ciudad de Camaná con su esposa y sus hijos, a quienes ama y son su principal razón en la vida, el es una persona muy amable, trabajador y entusiasta, que dedica todos sus esfuerzos por sacar adelante a su familia; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos y por la necesidad de trabajar, Italo no pudo estudiar una carrera profesional, pero le hubiera gustado mucho poder hacerlo, en sus ratos libres le gusta pasear con su esposa por la orilla de una playa cercana a su hogar y en algunas ocasiones cocina un riquísimo Arroz Chaufa para compartir con su familia.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Italo se dedica a la agricultura, el cuenta con una pequeña parcela donde cultiva frejoles, el trabaja todos los días desde tempranas horas de la mañana y puede hacerlo por un aproximado de 10 horas, el se siente a gusto realizando su labor y cree que le va bien por su experiencia y por los cuidados que le da a su cultivo.
Italo se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de abono y fertilizantes para su cultivo, de esta manera Italo desea obtener una buena cosecha, así pues él seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para para lograr su gran sueño de tener su casa en mejores condiciones que brinden mayor seguridad y bienestar para su familia.
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.