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Roberto is an enterprising man. He is 36 years old and lives in the District of Guadalupe with his wife and his two children.

For eight years, he has worked selling wood and coal and providing transportation services. He has his own motorcycle taxi which he uses to drive passenger to various places in the city.

Roberto is very grateful to Kiva lenders. Thanks to their help, he can put a new roof to his home, to have better security for his family and by this they can all be more comfortable and have a better quality of life.
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Roberto es un hombre emprendedor, tiene 36 años de edad, vive en el Distrito de Guadalupe junto a su esposa y sus dos hijos.
Desde hace 8 años se dedica a la comercialización de leña y carbón y al Servicio de transporte ya que tiene su mototaxi con el que traslada a los clientes a diversos lugares de la Ciudad.
Roberto está muy agradecido con los prestamistas Kiva porque con el apoyo que le han brindado él podrá colocar un techo nuevo a su vivienda para mayor seguridad de su familia y así puedan sentirse más cómodos y mejorar su calidad de vida.

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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 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
  • 121
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $60,090,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD