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Alfredo Jesus
Alfredo is 30 years old. He lives with his wife and together they have 2 children ages 9 and 8. He loves them all very much and they above all are the engine that motivates him to move forward every day and to be better every day despite problems that arise every day. Just seeing his family helps him to forget everything and move on. His house is located in the city of Camana, a city that is characterized by a warm and welcoming climate. Thus, agriculture is popular, especially the growing of rice, corn, and beans among other things. The city is also known for one of its most typical and delicious dishes, which is the "chupe de camarones" or finger-licking shrimp. When he has a bit of free time, Alfredo likes to spend it with his family. Because of the family's low income, Alfredo could only study up to the fifth grade, but he would have liked very much to have a college degree.

Alfredo works daily in his business as a carpenter, especially in the construction of prefabricated houses. He works about 10 hours a day and can serve up to two clients per day, since he is a bit of a workaholic. He thinks he does well in his business because he is very responsible and above all honest with customers, and for that reason they always recommend him.

Alfredo is very grateful to Kiva lenders since thanks to the help they have given he will be able to make improvements to his home such as building walls, because his home is currently made of plywood and woven mats. In this way he can continue improving his family's quality of life and working to fulfill his greatest dream: "To give a good education for their children and to have a larger carpentry shop."
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Alfredo tiene 30 años de edad, vive al lado de su esposa y junto a ella tiene 2 hijos de 9 y 8años.,a quienes ama muchísimo y sobre todo son su motor para salir adelante cada día y poder ser mejor cada día a pesar de los problemas que se presentan cada día, pero con solo ver a su familia se olvida de todo y sigue adelante. Su vivienda se ubica en la ciudad de Camana, ciudad que se caracteriza por tener un clima cálido y acogedor, asimismo se desarrolla la agricultura en especial el cultivo de arroz, maíz, frejol, entre otros, también se le conoce por uno de sus platillos típicos mas riquísimos el cual es el “chupe de Camarones”. Cuando dispone d un tiempito libre a Alfredo le gusta mucho pasear con su familia. Debido a su pocos recursos económicos solo ha podido estudiar hasta el quinto grado de secundaria, pero le hubiera gustado mucho tener una carrera universitaria.

Día a día Alfredo trabaja en su negocio como carpintero, especialmente en la construcción de casas prefabricadas, el trabaja alrededor de 10 horas al día y puede atender hasta 2 clientes en el día ya que es un poco trabajoso; el cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy responsable y sobre todo honesto con los clientes por ello siempre lo recomiendan.

Alfredo está muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá realizar mejoras en su vivienda como construir paredes, ya que actualmente su vivienda es de tripley y esteras, de esta manera el podrá ir mejorando la calidad de vida de su familia, con lo cual seguir trabajando para poder hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Darle una buena educación a sus hijos y tener una carpintería mas grande”.

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 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
  • 82
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $63,797,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Alfredo Jesus to improve his home (construction of walls).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013