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Carlos is 45 years old and lives in Buenas Aires, a small community with many carob trees. It is part of Morropon, located in the region of Piura on Peru's north coast. The local people raise animals and grow rice.

Carlos earns his living selling firewood for braziers and cement which is used in the rural areas for building houses. He is seeking a loan of 1000 soles to improve a wall in his house. This will make his home much safer.
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Carlos tiene 45 años de edad, vive en Buenos Aires una comunidad pequeña, con abundantes bosque secos de algarrobos, su población se dedica al comercio de animales menores, cultivo de arroz, que pertenece a Morropon, ubicado en la región Piura, costa norte del Perú.

El se dedica a la venta de leña para braseros, adicionalmente carga hormigón material utilizado en las zonas rurales para la construcción de viviendas, Carlos ha solicitado un préstamo de 1 000 nuevos soles para mejorar la construcción de una pared de su vivienda, con el crédito otorgado podrá tener un ambiente seguro para residir.

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More information about this loan

This product was created to assist Edpyme Alternativa to expand their reach into rural areas of Northern Peru in order to attend more underserved populations. Kiva funding allows the institution to access the Northern areas of the Piura, Lambayeque, and Cajamarca regions, which are generally too costly to serve and therefore less attended by financial institutions.  

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 114
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,083,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Carlos build a wall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014