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Luis Gerardo
Luis, 36, is single and lives in the city of Camaná. He is friendly, hardworking, enthusiastic, and determined to get ahead. Luis was unable to study agronomy as he wished because he lacked money and had to start working at an early age to help his parents. In his free time, he likes to play soccer with friends and occasionally prepare a delicious traditional chicken dish to share with his family.

Luis farms on his own initiative and with dedication. He has a small plot where he grows squash. He works in the field every day for about 10 hours. Luis enjoys his work and thinks it is going well because of his experience and kindness toward others.

Luis thanks the Kiva lenders, whose help will allow him to cover the costs of fertilizing, watering, and harvesting his crop. Luis expects great sales from his squash harvest. This will let him keep working and striving to achieve his great dream to increase his output.
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Luis es un hombre de 36 años, es soltero, vive en la ciudad de Camaná, el es una persona muy amable, trabajador y entusiasta, que dedica todos sus esfuerzos por salir adelante; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos y por la necesidad que tuvo de trabajar desde muy joven para ayudar a sus padres, Luis no pudo estudiar la carrera profesional Agronomía que deseaba, en sus ratos libres le gusta jugar futbol con sus amigos y en algunas ocasiones cocina un riquísimo Seco de Pollo para compartir con su familia.
Por iniciativa propia, con mucho empeño y dedicación, Luis se dedica a la agricultura, el tiene una pequeña parcela donde cultiva zapallo, el trabaja todos los días realizando labores de campo y puede hacerlo por un aproximado de 10 horas, Luis se siente a gusto realizando su labor y cree que le va bien por su experiencia y por el trato amable que brinda a los demás.
Luis se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada podrá cubrir los gastos de abono, riego y cosecha de su cultivo, de esta manera Luis espera realizar una buena venta de los zapallos que obtenga, así pues el seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para lograr su gran sueño de ampliar su cultivo.

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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
  • 112
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,998,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Luis Gerardo to pay to fertilize, water, and harvest his crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 10, 2013
Listed
May 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013