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Leoncio
Leoncio, age 47, is a hardworking man. He and his children have lived at his mother’s house for the past 10 years.


As young man he learned the construction trade, starting out as a basic day laborer. He helped the bricklayers with their tasks, but now he is dedicated exclusively to construction and now has many contracts. Leoncio earns a good income since there are not many experienced builders in the area. He currently has a very important project of building a heated swimming pool for the municipal government. Leoncio was awarded the contract because of his abilities.


For this reason, he will have to supply his own tools for the job, but he only gets paid when the work is finished. “I have already invested a great deal of money in this project,” he says. Leoncio also works as a farmer, growing potatoes and corn. This is his second Kiva loan and he is grateful for the financial support he has received so that he can improve his income. He promises to be punctual with his loan payments. Leoncio will invest 2,500 PEN in the purchase of boards in bulk quantity and a few tools that he needs for this project.

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Leoncio, de 47 años es un hombre trabajador. Vive desde hace 10 años en casa de su madre, junto a sus hijos.
Desde muy joven aprendió el oficio de la construcción, en sus inicios era aún un simple peón, que ayudaba a los albañiles a construir, ahora se dedica netamente a la construcción y tiene muchos contratos, donde obtiene buenas ganancias, pues en la zona no existen muchos albañiles, sobre todo de experiencia. Ahora tiene un trabajo muy significativo, la construcción de una piscina temperada en la zona, la gobernación de la localidad lo contrató por su habilidad, por esa razón tiene que llevar sus propias herramientas para su trabajo, ya que solo le pagaran la obra cuando termine de culminarla, “ya invertí mucho dinero en eso”, afirma. Leoncio, también se dedica a la agricultura, siembra, papa y maíz.Este es su segundo crédito con Kiva y agradece el apoyo financiero recibido pues le permitirá mejorar sus ingresos, por ello promete ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas. Leoncio, invertirá los S/.2500 soles en la compra de tablas por cantidad y algunas herramientas para realizar las construcciones.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 98
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,041,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Leoncio to buy lumber boards and a few construction tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 26, 2013
Listed
Aug 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 25, 2014