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Salomon Simon
Salomon is a very hard working and enthusiastic man. He lives in the city of Ocoña. Ocoña is a city that is known for having beautiful beaches as well as for being an agricultural area, specifically for the cultivation of rice, and for having a fishing industry. Also in Ocoña you can find a variety of traditional foods, specifically "Chupe de Camarones" (shrimp soup). When Salomon has free time he likes to spend time on the beach and occasionally likes to eat his favorite dish, “Chaufa de Pollo” (Peruvian style Chinese chicken fried rice)

As a part of his day to day routine Salomon works as a farmer. He plants rice and spends an average of 8 hours a day working with his crops. With the profit he makes from his work he is able to cover the household expenses of his family, which includes his three children. He believes he does well with his business because he is responsible and above all because he has God by his side.

Salomon is very thankful to the Kiva lenders, thanks to the support they offer he will be able to buy chemical and organic fertilizer and tools, so that he can provide good maintenance to his crops. This will allow him to continue working, ultimately towards his greatest goal of making improvements to his home.
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Salomon es un hombre muy trabajador y entusiasta, vive en la ciudad de Ocoña, Ciudad que se caracteriza por tener unas hermosas playas, asimismo en él se desarrolla la agricultura, en especial el cultivo de arroz, también se desarrolla la pesca y sobre todo en esta ciudad se puede encontrar varios platillos típicos en especial el Chupe de Camarones. Cuando dispone de un tiempo libre le gusta pasear en la playa y también le gusta comer uno de sus platillos favoritos el cual es el riquísimo “Chaufa de Pollo”.

Día a día Salomon trabaja en su negocio como agricultor, sobre todo actualmente ha sembrado arroz y él le dedica a su trabajo alrededor de 8 horas al día y con el fruto de su trabajo puede solventar los gastos de su familia ya que es padre de 3 hijos; él cree que le va bien en su negocio porque es muy responsable y sobre todo porque siempre tiene a Dios a su lado.

Salomon está muy agradecido con los prestamistas Kiva ya que gracias a la ayuda que le han brindado el podrá comprar abono, fertilizantes y herramientas para poder darle un buen mantenimiento a su cultivo y de esta manera poder seguir trabajando cada día para hacer realidad su más grande sueño:” Mejorar su vivienda”.

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 Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,488,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Salomon Simon to purchase organic and chemical fertilizers and tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 22, 2012
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013