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Florentino has been working for the past 20 years as a cart parts salesman and a mechanic. When he has the chance to buy broken-down cars, he does. He then fixes them up and sells them for a profit. All of his life he has worked to support his family. Today he feels proud to see his older sons. He is also responsible for paying for the education of his nine year old grandson. In addition he must provide for his wife and pay for the cost associated with their home. He dreams of opening a car parts store and operate it out of his house. Then he would be able to let go of the space that he presently rents and work out of his home.

(Translated by Alex and Jasmine of San Roque High School)

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Florentino se dedica desde haces más de veinte años a la venta de repuestos y reparación automotriz. Cuando tiene la oportunidad de comprar autos descompuestos lo hace y luego de repararlos logra revenderlos una vez más a un mejor precio.

Toda su vida a trabajado con el fin de mantener su hogar. Hoy se siente orgulloso de ver a sus dos hijos mayores. No obstante, aún tiene la responsabilidad de velar por la educación de su nieto de nueve años, el cuidado de su esposa y el mantenimiento de su casa.

El sueña con abrir una tienda de repuestos en su casa y poder prescindir del local alquilado donde trabaja actualmente.

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EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 87
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  • $59,005,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Florentino purchase Parts and Pay for Shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009