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Jose
Jose is 58 years old. He lives in the city of Pucallpa, a city with a warm and welcoming climate. At the same time, it has beautiful tourist attractions and its residents are people of a happy and friendly character. Jose lives with his wife and together they have four children who are adults and for whom they have fought tirelessly to ensure they become good people. Due to their small economic resources, he was only able to study up to the fourth year of primary school but he would have liked to have a university career especially to study agricultural engineering.

Day after day, Jose works as a farmer. Currently he has planted Camu Camu which is a native fruit of the Peruvian jungle and has many healing properties, especially for diabetes. Jose works in his crops for around eight hours a day and with the fruit of his labor he can get his family ahead with much effort. Jose believes that he is moving forward because he is responsible and, above all, because he has a lot of desire to progress.

Jose is very thankful to the Kiva lenders since, thanks to the help they are providing, he will be able to buy organic and chemical fertilizers and be able to provide maintenance and irrigation to his crops. So he will be able to have a good harvest and be able to improve his income and, in this way, he will be able to keep working to realize his greatest dream: "To have more hectares to sow and improve his quality of life."
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Jose tiene 58 años de edad, vive en la ciudad de Pucallpa, ciudad de clima calido y acogedor, asimismo posee atractivos turísticos hermosos y sus pobladores son personas de carácter alegre y amable. Jose vie al lado de su esposa y juntos tienen 4 hijos, los cuales ya son mayores de edad y por los cuales ha luchado de manera incansable para convertirlos en personas de bien. Debido a sus pocos recursos económicos solo pudo estudiar hasta el cuarto de primaria pero le hubiera gustado tener una carrera universitaria especialmente estudiar ingeniería agrónoma.

Día a día Jose trabaja como agricultor, actualmente ha sembrado Camu Camu, el cual es un fruto originario de la selva peruana y poseedor de muchas propiedades curativas, especialmente para la diabetes, Jose trabaja en su cultivo alrededor de 8 horas al día y con el fruto de su trabajo puede sacar adelante con mucho esfuerzo a su familia; Jose cree que está saliendo adelante porque es responsable y sobre todo porque tiene muchas ganas de progresar.

Jose está muy agradecido con los prestamistas kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le están brindando el podrá comprar abono, fertilizantes y poder dar mantenimiento, regadío para su cultivo, así el podrá tener una buena cosecha y podrá mejorar sus ingresos y de esta manera el podrá seguir trabajando para poder hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener más hectáreas para sembrar y mejorar su calidad de vida”.

Additional Information

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
  • 129
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,372,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Jose to purchase organic and chemical fertilizers, and maintenance, among other things.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 23, 2013
Listed
May 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014