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Cirilo
Cirilo is 36 years old and has a strong desire to get ahead in life. He lives in his own home with his wife, Delza, who is 25, and their young daughter, Diana, who is 8 years old, in a tourist location outside of Lima.


When he was very young he learned the art of jewelry making. At the beginning he helped in a gold and silver workshop and by watching the masters of the trade he learned all the techniques. Currently and for the past 20 years he has worked at this job, but in his own business. He produces and gives shape to the pieces of crisocola (and blue-green mineral) that are set in the gold and silver jewelry. Cirilo is very satisfied with his work because he likes it, as it is an art that has provided for him economically throughout most of his life. On the other hand, there are few people who know everything about this trade, and as he himself says: "in this art one must be very cautious," and for this reason he only works with his family.


This is the first loan he has had with MFP and he is certain he will punctually complete each of the loan payments, as he hopes to obtain a larger quantity of money in the future to keep progressing. With the money he asks for he will buy material (crisocola) to finish a large order he currently has and he hopes to increase his earnings.

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Cirilo, de 36 años, tiene muchas ganas de salir adelante, vive en su casa propia al lado de su esposa Delza (25) y su pequeña hija Diana (8), en una zona turística en las afueras de Lima.

Cuando era muy joven aprendió el arte de la joyería, al principio era ayudante en un taller de orfebrería y viendo lo que hacían los maestros del oficio aprendió todas las técnicas. Actualmente y desde hace 20 años se dedica a esta labor pero en su propio negocio, él produce y da forma a las piezas de crisocola (mineral verde azulado) que van incrustadas en las joyas de plata y oro.
Cirilo está muy satisfecho con su labor porque le gusta, ya que es un arte que le ha brindado durante gran parte de su vida el sustento económico.
Por otro lado, son pocas personas las que saben todo sobre esta actividad, y como él mismo dice: “en este arte se debe ser muy celoso”, por esta razón trabaja sólo con su familia.

Este es el primer préstamo que tiene con MFP y está seguro que cumplirá puntualmente con el pago de cada una de sus cuotas, ya que la próxima vez quiere acceder a una cantidad mayor para seguir progresando. Con el dinero que solicita comprará material (crisocola) para cumplir con un gran pedido que tiene pendiente y así espera obtener buenas ganancias.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 65
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