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Leonidas
Leónidas, 48, lives in the city of Nazca with his wife and children who he loves and are his main reason for living. He’s a very kind, hardworking, enthusiastic man who focuses all his efforts into moving his family forward. Sadly, due to the lack of economic resources, Leónidas was unable to study a professional career but he would have liked to do so very much. He likes listening to music in his free time and on occasion his wife cooks a delicious “Seco de Res” to pamper him since it’s his favorite dish.

On his own initiative and with much effort and dedication, Leónidas works in agriculture. He has a small parcel where he grows cactus apples. He works every day starting very early in the morning and works for six hours. He feels good doing his work and thinks he does well because of his experience.

Leónidas is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the help they’ve provided he will be able to pay the costs of infesting his crops with cochineal. Leónidas expects to have a good harvest and increase the cochineal production for future sale. He will thus continue working and striving to get ahead and reach his dream of enlarging his land.
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Leonidas es un hombre de 48 años, vive en la ciudad de Nazca con es su esposa e hijos, a quienes ama y son su principal razón en la vida, él 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, Leonidas 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 su esposa cocina un riquísimo Seco de Res para engreírlo, ya que es su comida favorita.
Por iniciativa propia con mucho empeño y dedicación, Leonidas se dedica a la agricultura, él tiene una pequeña parcela en donde siembra tuna , Leonidas trabaja todos los días desde tempranas horas de la mañana y puede hacerlo por un aproximado de 6 horas, él se siente a gusto realizando su labor y cree que le va bien por su experiencia.
Leonidas se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá cubrir los gastos de infestación de su cultivo con cochinilla, de esta manera Leonidas espera tener una buena cosecha y aumentar su producción de cochinilla para su futura venta, así pues él seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para salir adelante y lograr su gran sueño de ampliar su terreno.

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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

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 104
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,342,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Leonidas to introduce cochineal into his crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 26, 2013
Listed
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013