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Jorge, 42 years old, is a hardworking man and responsible. He lives alone in Matahuasi, but his life revolves about his two sons, Jonatán y Cristian, who are students.

Since he was very young he has worked in construction, his main economic activity. He has always been responsible. When he was 12 years old he worked as a sailor on a boat where he developed his skill as a fisherman, and as time went buy he learned to be a driller, and so, Jorge learned how to do a thousand trades.

The work that he likes most is the work of drilling. There are days when there is not much construction work, and then he takes advantage of being able to help some neighbors who know of his abilities. Apart from that, he works on most of the houses in his neighborhood, also working for the Peruvian government, with bids in which he has to invest a great deal of money. “My method is: at all cost, that is to say, finish the construction of the housing businesses or recreational centers, etc. Then, when they are ready, the collected payment covers everything.”

Now he wants to compensate for all the time he lost while educating his children, as he was always working and didn’t have time for other very important activities. This is his first loan through MFP, and he feels happy, because with the money he can improve his business and therefore his quality of life. Also, he likes belonging to his association, because the members are united and hardworking people.

Jorge, upon receiving your help, will invest the requested money in the purchase of doors, windows and electricity for his home.
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Jorge, de 42 años es un hombre trabajador y responsable. Vive solo en la localidad de Matahuasi, pero su vida gira entorno de sus 2 hijos: Jonatán y Cristian a quienes educa. Desde muy joven comenzó con el trabajo en construcción, su principal ingreso económico. Cuenta que siempre fue responsable, a los 12 años trabajó como marino en una embarcación donde desarrolló su habilidad de pescador, con el pasó de tiempo aprendió a ser perforista, y es que, Jorge aprendió a desarrollar mil oficios. El trabajo de perforista, es lo que más le gustó, cuenta que existen días en las que no tiene mucho trabajo en construcción, ahí aprovecha para poder realizar algunos trabajos a los vecinos, quienes conocen de su capacidad. Aparte de ello, realizó la mayoría de las casas de su localidad, también trabajos para el estado peruano, con licitaciones en las que tiene que invertir gran cantidad de dinero. “Mi modalidad es: a todo costo, es decir terminó la construcción de las viviendas negocios o centros recreativos, etc. Cuando, ya están listos, todavía cobro el total de dinero”. Ahora Desea recompensar todo el tiempo que perdió en la educación de sus hijos, pues siempre trabajó y no dejó tiempo para otras actividades muy importantes. Este es el primer crédito con MFP, se siente feliz, pues tiene el capital necesario para mejorar su negocio y por ende su calidad de vida. Además le gusta pertenecer a su asociación, porque sus integrantes son personas solidarias y trabajadoras. Jorge de recibir su apoyo, invertirá el dinero solicitado en la compra de puertas, ventanas y electricidad para poner en su casa.

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,488,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Jorge to buy doors and windows, and install electricity.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2012
Apr 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012