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Gustavo Omar
Gustavo is a 21 year old young man who lives in the city of Chincha. The city is known for its joy, warm climate, and beautiful beaches. Likewise, its inhabitants are people with a marvelous talent for preparing their typical dishes. It is a city where one of the country's typical dances, the 'festejo' is danced.

Due to his few financial resources, Gustavo Omar started to work when he was very young. He needed to support his parents. However, thanks to this effort, and above all, his enthusiasm, he managed to study for a career as a machine maintenance technician.

Gustavo works day to day as the plant machine maintenance operator at an agricultural company. He also sometimes does extra jobs like, for example, electrical and plumbing jobs, among others. He believes that it is going well for him in his work because he is very responsible with his work. Above all, he has a great desire to get ahead.

Gustavo is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help they have given him, he will be able to make improvements to the house where he lives. He will mainly plaster the walls, paint, install water pipes, and do other work. This way he will be able to improve their quality of life. He will continue working very hard to be able to fulfill his biggest dream: Having his own house.
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Gustavo es un joven de 21 años de edad, vive en la ciudad de Chincha, ciudad que se caracteriza por su alegría, sus clima cálido sus playas hermosas, asimismo sus pobladores son personas con un maravilloso don para la preparación de sus platillos, asimismo es una ciudad donde se baila una de las danzas típicas de nuestro país el cual es el festejo. Debido a sus pocos recursos económicos Omar empezó a trabajar desde muy joven ya que tenía la necesidad de apoyar a sus padres, pero gracias a ese esfuerzo y sobre todo entusiasmo logro estudiar la carrera de Técnico en mantenimiento de maquinarias.

Día a día Gustavo trabaja en una empresa agrícola como operario de mantenimiento de planta, además en ocasiones realiza algunos trabajos extras como por ejemplo trabajos de electricidad, gasfitería, entre otros; él cree que le va bien en su trabajo porque es muy responsable con su trabajo y sobre todo tiene muchas ganas de salir adelante.

Gustavo esta muy agradecido con los prestatarios Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá realizar mejoras en la casa donde vive, especialmente realizara tarrajeo de paredes, pintado, instalación de tuberías de agua, entre otros; de esta manera el podrá mejorar sus calidad de vida y seguir trabajando muy duro para poder hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Tener su casa propia”.

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
  • 37
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,381,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,175 helped Gustavo Omar to improve the house by plastering, painting, and installing water pipes.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 30, 2012