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Cesar
César is 49 years old and has 7 children, however due to problems with his partner they separated. He now lives alone in his own house in the district of San Pedro de Cajas. Inspite of his family problems, Cesar continues to work as a craftsman, in different mediums. For example he makes: floor mats, alpaca ponchos as well as decorations and handicrafts. To make his textiles he needs 6 different looms of differing sizes. "This business is very profitable because to make the ponchos I invest $48 per kilo of alpaca wool and produce 4 ponchos per kilo. I sell them as 160 soles each," he says. In addition to using alpaca wool he also uses sheep's wool and synthetic wool, but they are not in high demand. Parallel to this work, he makes fireworks: rockets, skyrockets and roman candles, etc., which he sells at a minimum price of 1000 soles, " I earn very well but it has its risks as if you don't know how to calculate precisely the amount of chemicals needed you can cause a fire and explosions," says Cesar. Kenyi, his 13 year old son, always comes to visit him. He is the one that helps him with his work, for this reason, Cesar yearns to have another business selling ceramics and china to give his younger children a better education. With your help, Cesar will be able to get a loan with MFP for the first time. In turn, he agrees to be punctual with his repayments. Cesar is grateful in advance for the support. One of his goals is to open a ceramics and china shop and for it he will buy merchandise from the city of Huancayo and he will sell it to the tourists who visit his area. In addition he will invest in the purchase of alpaca wool and a few consumables with which to make his fireworks.
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César de 49 años de edad, tiene 7 hijos, pero por problemas con su pareja, se separaron. Ahora él vive solo, en una casa propia en el distrito de San Pedro de Cajas. A pesar de los problemas familiares, César sigue con trabajo, que es la artesanía, en distintas modalidades por ejemplo confecciona: alfombras de piso, ruanas de alpaca; además hace decorados y manualidades. Para elaborar sus textiles, cuenta con 6 telares de distintos tamaños. “Este negocio es muy rentable por que para elaborar las ruanas invierto 48 dólares por kilo de lana de alpaca y por kilo obtengo 4 ruanas, las que vendo a 160 soles cada una”, detalla. Además de utilizar lana de alpaca emplea las de ovejas y sintéticas, pero no tienen mucha demanda. Paralelamente a ese oficio, fabrica fuegos artificiales, cohetes, castillones, bombardas, etc., los que vende como precio mínimo a 1000 soles, “gano muy bien, pero tiene sus riesgos, sino se sabe calcular bien la cantidad de químicos puede producirse un incendio y explosiones”, cuenta César. Kenyi su hijo de 13 años siempre va a visitarlo, él es el que el ayuda en sus labores, por esa razón, César anhela tener otro negocio de cerámicas y locerías para brindarles a sus hijos menores una mejor educación. Mediante su ayuda, César podrá adquirir por primera vez un crédito de MFP, por su parte se compromete a ser puntual en el pago de sus cuotas. César agradece de antemano el apoyo. Una de sus metas es abrir una tienda de cerámicas y locería, para ello comprará mercaderías de la ciudad de Huancayo y las venderá a los turistas que visiten su zona. Además invertirá en la compra de lana de alpaca y algunos insumos para elaborar castillones.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Cesar to buy alpaca wool and also handcrafted objects.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 27, 2011
Listed
Oct 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 18, 2013