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Mario
Mario is 55 years old. He separated from his wife 10 years ago. However, in spite of his constant problems, Mario feels happy to be supporting his 3 children who he raises and educates in his own home, which is located in the town of San Pedro de Cajas.

Mario has been making handicrafts since he was a young boy and he says that it is the most complete art which exists. Amongst his friends, he is nicknamed 'múltiple' because he is a craftsman, a sculptor, a painter, a crop farmer and a livestock farmer. He says that he has been in the handicrafts business for 20 years. His main knitted items are tapestries depicting landscapes. He also makes handicrafts such as wooden spoons, Huislash (sculptures) and he is now also starting to produce Alpaca scarves. He is having a lot of success. For this reason, he has for some time been preparing the necessary paperwork which will enable him to set up an official textile business so that he can export his products and take more of them to different markets around the country.

This is Mario's fifth loan with MFP and, as a founding member of his community bank, he feels proud with what he has achieved. Mario will use his loan to buy the supplies he needs to make his knitted items and handicrafts.
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Mario, de 55 años, se separó de su esposa hace 10 años. Pero a pesar de sus constantes problemas se siente feliz de apoyar a sus 3 hijos, a los que cría y educa en su casa propia ubicada en la localidad de San Pedro de Cajas. Desde niño se dedicaba a la artesanía, y según afirma es el más completo trabajo de arte que todos, entre sus compañeros lo llaman el “múltiple”, ya que es artesano, escultor, pintor, agricultor y ganadero. Según menciona, ya tiene 20 años dedicándose a ello, sus principales tejidos constan de tapices cuyos dibujos son principalmente de motivos paisajísticos, asimismo elabora artesanía como, cucharones de madera, Huislash (esculturas) y, ahora está incursionando en la creación de chalinas de alpaca. Donde está teniendo gran éxito, por ello desde hace algún tiempo está tramitando los papeles necesarios para poder formalizar una empresa textil, donde pueda exportar y llevar más cantidad de sus productos, a las diferentes ferias del país. Es el quinto crédito con MFP, y como fundador de su banco comunal, se siente orgulloso con los logros obtenidos. Con el crédito que obtendrá, le ayudará a comprar los insumos necesarios para la elaboración de sus tejidos y objetos artesanales.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
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    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Mario to buy wool and materials for knitting and producing handicrafts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 10, 2010
Listed
Nov 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011