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Edwin Roberto
Edwin is a 36 year old man. He lives in the city of Nazca with his wife and two children. He is very hardworking and devotes all his efforts to helping his family get ahead. Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources and to the need to work, Edwin was unable to study for a professional career.

On his own initiative, Edwin works as a taxi cab driver, providing transportation services. He works every day for approximately 10 hrs. and believes that he is doing well because he knows the zones where he can find the largest number of passengers.

Edwin is very grateful to Kiva lenders because, thanks to their help, he will cover the costs of maintaining and repairing his taxi. In this way he will have his work tool in the best condition. Thus he will continue working and striving to fulfill his great dream of having his own transportation business.
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Edwin es un hombre de 36 años, vive en la ciudad de Nazca con su esposa y sus dos hijos, el es muy trabajador y dedica todos sus esfuerzos por sacar adelante a su familia; lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos y por la necesidad de trabajar, Edwin no pudo estudiar una carrera profesional.
Por iniciativa propia, Edwin trabaja como taxista brindando servicios de transporte, el trabaja todos los días por un aproximado de 10 horas y cree que le va bien porque conoce las zonas donde encontrar mayor cantidad de pasajeros.
Edwin se encuentra muy agradecido con los prestamistas Kiva, ya que gracias a la ayuda brindada cubrirá los gastos de mantenimiento y refacción de su taxi, de esta manera tendrá su herramienta de trabajo en mejores condiciones, así pues Edwin seguirá trabajando y esforzándose para lograr su gran sueño de tener su empresa de transporte.

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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
  • 42
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $64,450,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Edwin Roberto to maintain and repair his taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2013
Sep 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014