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Elqui Ismael
Elqui is a young man of 23 and lives in the city of Guadalupe, which is noted for having a warm and inviting climate. As well, agriculture is carried on there, especially the cultivation of rice, lemons, and other crops.

Elqui has a contagious charm and above all, he strives each day to succeed and help his parents. Every day, Elqui works as a farmer on his small parcel of land. Currently he has planted rice and corn.

Elqui believes he is getting ahead in life because he is responsible, and especially because he has a great desire to succeed for the sake of his family.

He is very grateful to the Kiva lenders for the support they have provided, as thanks to it he will be able to buy seeds, manure and fertilizers. This way he will be able to plant a new crop and maintain it in good condition. He will be able to have a better harvest, improve his income, and thereby his family's quality of life.

Elqui will continue striving to make his greatest dream a reality: "to study for university degree."
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Elqui es un joven de 23 años de edad, vive en la ciudad de Guadalupe, la cual se caracteriza por tener un clima cálido y acogedor, asimismo se desarrolla la agricultura en especial el cultivo de arroz, limón, entre otros productos. Elqui tiene un carisma contagiante y sobre todo lucha cada día para poder salir adelante y apoyar a sus padres.

Día a día Elqui trabaja como agricultor, en su pequeña parcela, actualmente ha sembrado, arroz y maíz; Elqui cree que está saliendo adelante porque es responsable y sobre todo tiene muchas ganas de salir adelante por su familia.

Elqui está muy agradecido con los prestamistas Kiva por el apoyo que le han brindado ya que gracias a ello podrá comprar semillas, abono y comprar fertilizantes asi podra sembrar un nuevo producto y mantener en buen estado su cultivo, con lo cual podrá tener una mejor cosecha y poder mejorar sus ingresos; así su familia mejorar su calidad de vida y Elqui seguirá luchando para poder hacer realidad su más grande sueño:”Estudiar una carrera universitaria”.

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
  • 78
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,857,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Elqui Ismael to buy manure, seeds and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 15, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013