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Felipe is 55 and a very friendly man. He lives in his own home together with his wife Rayda, 54. He isn't afraid to work very hard, because he hopes one day to be able to relax in his old age. Since he was very young, Felipe had an interest in carpentry and mechanics, which is why he decided to learn and make it his profession. Currently he has his own carpentry and mechanical workshop and it's going very well. He has a lot of order to fill and knows that he has to finish them all if he wants his business to keep growing. What he likes most about his work is shaping the wood and getting the designs that he wants. He has been doing this for 34 years and considers the most difficult aspect to be making the final touches on the work, since it takes a lot of time.

He longs for his business to grow with time and become one of the most well-known carpentry and mechanics workshops in the city of Pucallpa. He asks for help so that he can meet his objectives. This will be his second loan with MFP, and he is ready to make his payments on time since he doesn't want to cause problems for his village bank, where he is well-respected by the other members. With the 1500 nuevos soles that he has requested, he will buy more wood, tubes and iron to make new furniture and complete his orders.
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Felipe tiene 55 años, es un hombre muy amable, vive en su casa propia junto a su esposa Rayda de 54 años y está dispuesto a trabajar muy duro, pues espera en el futuro vivir una vejez tranquila. Desde muy joven Felipe se interesó por la carpintería y la mecánica es por eso que decidió aprender y ejecutar esta profesión. Actualmente tiene su propio taller de carpintería y mecánica y le va muy bien, tiene muchos pedidos para cumplir y sabe que tiene que cumplirlos todos, si quiere que su negocio siga creciendo. Lo que más le gusta de su trabajo es moldear la madera y sacar los diseños que él quiere. Lleva 34 años en éste trabajo y considera que lo más difícil es darle los toques finales a los trabajos, ya que le toma mucho tiempo. Anhela que con el tiempo su negocio crezca y se convierta en una de las carpinterías y mecánicas más conocidas de la ciudad de Pucallpa, por ello pide su ayuda para que pueda cumplir sus objetivos. Este sería el segundo crédito con MFP, por lo que esta dispuesto a pagar a tiempo sus cuotas, ya que no quiere causarle problemas a su banco comunal, en donde es muy respetuoso con el resto de socias. Con los mil quinientos nuevos soles solicitados, comprará más madera, tubos y fierros para fabricar nuevos muebles y así cumplir con sus pedidos.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 128
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $58,863,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Felipe to buy more wood, tubes and iron for making furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2011
May 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2011