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Irene
Irene is 51, and lives with her life partner. They have three children: Carlos, Lerner and Iris, who are six, five and three respectively. They live together in the beautiful tropical forest of Ayacucho, in the town of Santa Rosa, where they have their own house. She began her career as a carpenter from a very young age, learning this work by watching her father. Her passion for the trade led her to acquire her own tools for finishing wood.

She has been doing this work for 22 years, alongside her husband. Furthermore, she carries out work for schools, institutions and municipalities in her area; making tables, chairs, scaffolding, closets, desks, and other things.

She has three helpers, who are responsible for finishing off the job. She feels very committed to her work. Her motto for the jobs entrusted to her is "deliver the work on time." That's why she has more customers. However, she doesn't like inhaling the sawdust from the wood, and for this reason, she receives medical treatments in the health clinics from time to time.

Her problem is not having enough capital to be able to buy more wood. Therefore, she is turning to MFP for her 15th loan, so that she can buy pieces of wood that will be of great use to her in continuing to provide services to her community.
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Irene tiene 51 años, convive con su pareja y fruto de ello tienen tres hijos, Carlos, Lerner e Iris de 06, 05 y 03 años respectivamente. Juntos habitan en la hermosa selva ayacuchana, ubicada en al localidad de Santa Rosa, donde tienen su casa propia. Ella empezó su aventura como carpintera, desde muy niña aprendio esta labor al observar a padre. Su pasión por el oficio la llevó a adquirir sus propias herramientas de trabajo, para pulir la madera. Tiene 22 años realizando esta actividad en compañía de su esposo. Por otro lado, también es realiza estos trabajos para colegios, instituciones y municipalidades de su zona, elaborando mesas, sillas, andamios, roperos, escritorios, entre otros. Cuenta con 03 ayudantes, quienes se encargan de terminar con el trabajo; se siente muy comprometido con su labor, su lema es la "puntualidad en la entrega del trabajo" que se le encomiendan, es por ello que cuenta con mayor clientela. Sin embargo, no le agrada absorber los polvillos de la madera, y por tal razón hace sus tratamientos médicos cada cierto tiempo en las postas medicas. Su inconveniente es no contar con suficiente capital para poder comprar más madera, por tanto recurre a MFP, para que le facilite su 15avo crédito, para que pueda comprar bloques de madera que le serán de gran utilidad para seguir prestando servicios a su comunidad.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,986,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Irene to buy pieces of wood for carpentry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 17, 2011
Listed
Sep 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2012