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Luis Ernesto
Luis, age 55, lives with his wife. She is his strength, and, above all, she is the one who motivates him to get ahead. Luis’s house is in the city of Ica in the Parcona district. The city is known for being very warm and welcoming.

He works with agriculture and livestock. Luis is a very hard-working man. He works on his plot of land day to day. He works around nine hours a day. Above all, he really likes his work. He believes that it is going well for him because he works well and with a lot of energy.

Luis is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help they have given him, he will be able to buy seeds, compost, and fertilizers. He will also cover the expenses for watering and clearing the weeds from the land. This way he will be able to plant his crop. He will be able to continue struggling each day in order to be able to make his biggest dream come true. He dream is to have a farm.
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Luis tiene 55 años vive al lado de su esposa, la cual es su fuerza y sobre todo quien le da ánimo para seguir y salir adelante, la vivienda de Luis se encuentra en la ciudad de Ica, en el distrito de Parcona; la cual se caracteriza por tener un clima muy cálido y acogedor, asimismo se desarrolla la agricultura y la ganadería. Luis es un hombre muy trabajador, día a día traba en su parcela, el trabaja alrededor de 9 horas al día y sobre todo le gusta mucho su trabajo por ello el cree que le va bien, porque lo trabaja de buena manera y muchos ánimos.

Luis está muy agradecido con los prestamistas Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá comprar semillas, abono, fertilizantes, así como también cubrir los gastos de riego y limpieza de la parcela, de esta manera el podrá sembrar su cultivo y podrá seguir luchando cada día para poder hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener una hacienda”.

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
  • 120
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,164,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Luis Ernesto to buy seeds and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 18, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014