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Julian
Julian who is 56 years old, is a humble man. He lives with his wife, Rosa. They have 5 children but only live with one of them, Milagros, who they care for in the home they inherited 30 years ago. Julian works as a blacksmith. He has 25 years of experience making doors, picks, lamps and other metallic agricultural tools. Julian really enjoys his profession; it was passed down to him from his grandparents. The majority of the residents in his area make their livings in the same business. He says, “My town is a blacksmith cradle.” Julian has a lot of customers in the neighboring areas. His work is well known and sells regularly. Now he wants to continue to have the energy to work in the area that pleases him most. He wants to keep working in agriculture and raising animals, like cattle, as well. That's the other area he dedicates his time to. This is Julian's fifth loan with MFP, He is grateful for the opportunity to step forward that they offered him with his previous loans. They helped him to improve his business, and so he promises to be punctual with his payments. Julian will invest the money in the purchase of metal to keep working as a blacksmith, and if there is money left over, he will plant alfalfa to feed to his animals.
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Julian, de 56 años es un hombre tímido. Vive en compañía de su esposa Rosa, ambos tienen 5 hijos, pero solo viven con una de ellas: Milagros a quien cuida en la casa que heredaron hace 30 años. El trabajo que desarrolla Julian, es la herrería, tiene 25 años de experiencia en la fabricación de puertas, picos, lampas y demás instrumentos de la agricultura a base de metal. Gusta mucho de su profesión, pues es una herencia de sus abuelos ya que la mayoría de los habitantes de la zona se dedican a esa actividad. “Mi pueblo es la cuna de la herrería”, comenta. Tiene muchos clientes en las zonas aledañas, por lo que su trabajo es conocido y comercializado con mucha frecuencia. Ahora desea seguir teniendo las fuerzas para trabajar en la actividad que más le agrada. Asimismo seguir en la agricultura y crianza de animales como vacas, ya que es la otra actividad a la que dedica su tiempo. Este es el crédito número 5 con MFP, agradece la oportunidad de progreso que le brindaron en su anterior crédito. Por esa razón promete ser puntual en sus cuotas, ya que le ayudó a mejorar en su negocio. Julian, invertirá el dinero en la compra de fierros para realizar los trabajos de herrería y si el dinero le alcanza sembrará alfalfa para el alimento de sus animales.

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  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 116
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  • $56,814,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Julian to purchase metal to carry out his work as a blacksmith.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 11, 2012
Listed
Oct 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 18, 2013