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Luis Alberto
Luís is a man of 39. He is single and lives in the city of Chincha. He is a very friendly, hard-working, and enthusiastic person who has a great desire to achieve. Unfortunately, because of the lack of economic resources and the need to work to meet his expenses, Luís was not able to study for a professional career, but he very much would have like to do so. In his free time, he likes to listen to music, and sometimes he cooks a very delicious "carapulcra con sopa seca" (a Peruvian stew made from meat, potatoes, peanuts, pasta and spices) to share with his parents when he visits them.

On his own initiative, and with much effort and dedication, Luís works in his little business of selling plants and flowers. In addition, he offers gardening services. He works every day from the early hours of the morning, and he can do it for approximately 8 hours. Luís feels happy doing his work and believes that it is going well for him because of the good care that he gives to his plants.

Luís is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to the help offered he will be able to complete the purchase of a water pump, a hose, and irrigation equipment, which will help him a lot, since these tools are very important for offering his services as a gardener. This way Luís will continue working and exerting himself to achieve his great dream of becoming a producer and distributor of plants.
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Luis es un hombre de 39 años, es soltero, vive en la ciudad de Chincha, el es una persona muy amable, trabajador y entusiasta, que tiene un gran deseo de superación; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos y por la necesidad de trabajar para solventar sus gastos, Luis no pudo estudiar una carrera profesional, pero le hubiera gustado mucho poder hacerlo, en sus ratos libres le gusta escuchar música y en algunas ocasiones cocina una riquísima Carapulcra con Sopa Seca para compartir con sus padres cuando los visita.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Luis trabaja en su pequeño negocio de venta de plantas y flores, adicionalmente brinda servicios de jardinería, el trabaja todos los días desde tempranas horas de la mañana y puede hacerlo por un aproximado de 8 horas, Luis se siente a gusto realizando su labor y cree que le va bien por los buenos cuidados que les dedica a sus plantas.
Luis se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá realizar la compra de una motobomba, una manguera y un equipo de riesgo, los cuales le servirán de mucho ya que estas herramientas son muy importantes para brindar sus servicios como jardinero, así pues Luis seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para lograr su gran sueño de convertirse en un productor y distribuidor de plantas.

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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 Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,923,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,200 helped Luis Alberto to buy a waterpump, a hose, and irrigation equipment.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 8, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014