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Medardo Elias
Medardo is a young entrepreneur. He is 33 years old and lives with his family in Lima.

He has been working as a mason for several years and does remodeling, finishing and other things in homes and businesses. Things are going well for him because he is a very responsible and hardworking person and above all because he does excellent work.

Medardo is very grateful of the Kiva lenders because their help has allowed him to remodel his home by refinishing and painting the walls and repairing the floor. In this way his family can feel safer, more comfortable, and be able to live better.
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Medardo es un joven emprendedor, tiene 33 años de edad y vive en Lima junto a su familia.
desde hace varios años se dedica a brindar servicios como albañil y ofrece remodelaciones, acabados, entre otros a los domicilios o locales que puedan requerir algún tipo de arreglo, le va muy bien porque es una persona muy responsable, trabajadora y sobre todo porque realiza excelentes trabajas.
Medardo está muy agradecido con los prestamistas Kiva porque con el apoyo que le han brindado él podrá remodelar su casa como tarrajear y pintar las paredes de su domicilio, arreglar el piso y la seguridad de toda la casa para que de esta manera su familia pueda sentir mayor comodidad y puedan vivir mejor.

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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 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
  • 76
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,829,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD