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Pedro Alfonso
In the hot district of Santiago, Ica, Peru, lives Pedro, 47. He’s the father of a little 11-year-old and he goes out daily to work in order to offer him a proper life and to be able to cover household expenses. Because of the limited economic resources his family had, Pedro was only able to study up to fifth year of secondary school which is why he’s been a very hard worker since he was very young.

Pedro works every day in his auto body shop; he works about 10 hours daily and can take care of up to 15 customers per day. He believes he does well in his business because he’s kind to his customers and above all because he’s honest and punctual with his work.

Pedro’s very happy and grateful for the support Kiva lenders provide him because thanks to the help he’s been given he will be able to buy tools like Stillson wrenches, pliers, soldering guns and latex, among others, thus having materials on hand needed to do his work and improve customer service. With this, he will continue striving to make his greatest dream reality: to have a space of his own for his workshop and to be able to give his son a good profession.
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En el cálido distrito de Santiago, Ica, Perú; vive Pedro, un hombre de 47 años de edad, padre de un pequeño de 11 años y por el cual cada día sale a trabajar para poder ofrecerle y una vida digna y poder solventar los gastos su hogar. Pedro debido a los pocos recursos económicos que tenían sus padres, solo llego a estudiar hasta el quinto grado de educación secundaria, es por ello que desde muy joven es muy trabajador.

Cada día, Pedro trabaja en su negocio de planchado de autos, en el cual labora alrededor de 10 horas al día y puede atender hasta 15 clientes diariamente; él cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es amable con sus clientes y sobre todo porque es honrado y puntual en su trabajo.

Pedro está muy contento y agradecido con el apoyo que le brindan los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá comprar herramientas como llaves stilson, alicates, sopletes, latex, entre otros y así podrá tener los materiales necesarios para poder realizar su trabajo y también poder mejorar la atención a sus clientes y con ello seguir luchando por hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener un local propio para su taller y poder darle a su hijo una buena profesión”.

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This loan is designed for people who have no access to financial services because they lack collateral or credit history, or run informal businesses. Caja Señor de Luren identifies these clients through a unique scoring system that evaluates their repayment capacity based on socio-economic and demographic indicators. The goal is to expand access to credit to vulnerable borrowers, empowering them to improve their income and living conditions.

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
  • 119
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,346,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD