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Santos
Santos, 46, is married and has two children, ages 4 and 16. He lives in his own house with his family. Santos makes charcoal, which is why he rents land in an area outside the city, where he works every day. He buys leftover wood from nearby carpenters. Then he installs ceramic ovens where he puts the wood. He covers it in sawdust, lights it, and then waits several weeks until the wood is baked enough to turn into charcoal. He has been in this business for more than five years and he says that it is very demanding, but profitable. He has with two workers and occasionally works with his mother-in-law. What he likes about his work is that he can work with some of his family members. He is also constantly having fun and pleasant conversations with the owners of other ovens in his area while they wait for their goods to be done. He hopes that his business keeps growing at the same rhythm. This is his fifth loan from Kiva. He is very glad for the financial support they are a providing to him, since he will feel secure in moving forward with his business. He promises to make his payments on time. With the amount he is asking for, 3,500 soles, he will buy several boxes of discarded wood and he will rent the space he uses to continue making charcoal.
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Santos, de 46 años de edad, está casado y tiene 2 hijos de 4 y 16 años de edad respectivamente, vive en su casa propia junto a los miembros de su familia.
El trabajo de Santos consiste en la elaboración de carbón por está razón alquila un espacio de terreno en una lejana zona de la ciudad en donde trabaja diariamente. Su trabajo consiste con la compra de madera descartada en las carpinterias cercanas, luego instala hornos artesanales en donde coloca toda la madera obtenida, los cubre con aserrín, luego lo prende y espera durante algunas semanas hasta que la madera alcance su punto óptimo de horneado para convertirse en carbón. Lleva en este negocio más de 05 años y asegura que es una actividad muy sacrificada pero rentable. Trabaja con el apoyo de dos obreros y eventualmente con el apoyo de su suegra.
Lo que le gusta de su labor es que puede trabajar con algunos miembros de su familia, además está constantemente divirtiéndose con las amenas conversaciones que tiene con los dueños de otros hornos de su sector mientras esperan el producto terminado. Espera que su negocio se mantenga con el mismo ritmo de progreso.Este es el crédito número 05 con Kiva, está muy contento por el apoyo financiero que le están brindando ya que así se sentirá seguro de avanzar con su negocio, por otro lado se compromete a pagar sus cuotas de manera puntual.Con el monto solicitado de S/.3500 soles, comprará diversos cajones de madera descartada y alquilará el espacio que utiliza para continuar elaborando carbón.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,558,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Santos to buy wood and rent space to manufacture charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 25, 2013
Listed
Mar 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 18, 2013