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Santos
Santos, 46, is a very cheerful, responsible man. He lives with his spouse with whom he has two children; all the family members live together in their own house.

Santos’ work consists in manufacturing charcoal. He leases space in a field in a distant part of the city where he works daily. His work consists in buying discarded wood from nearby sawmills that he places in artisanal ovens he sets up. He then covers the wood with sawdust, lights it and waits a few weeks for the wood to attain its maximum baking stage and become charcoal. He’s been in this business for more than three years and he assures that it’s very demanding but profitable work. He works with help from two day laborers and occasionally his mother-in-law helps too.

What he likes about his work is that he’s able to work with some of the members of his family and he’s constantly amused with the pleasant conversations he has with owners of other ovens in his sector while they are waiting for the finished product. Fortunately, he does well because he always obtains good production that helps him increase profits and he hopes his business will maintain this same pace of progress.

This is his 6th MFP loan and he’s very happy with the financial support he’s getting because he’ll feel confident about making progress with his work. On the other hand, he promises to continue making his installment payments as scheduled. He’s very happy to be part of his communal bank because everyone is very responsible and mutually supportive. He will use the requested 3,500 soles to buy several crates of discarded wood and a truckload of sawdust; he will also lease the space he uses to continue manufacturing charcoal.
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Santos, de 46 años, es un hombre muy alegre y responsable, él convive con su pareja con quien tiene 2 hijos y juntos habitan en su casa propia junto a los miembros de su familia. El trabajo de Santos consiste en la elaboración de carbón. Alquila un espacio de terreno en una lejana zona de la ciudad en donde trabaja diariamente. Su trabajo consiste con la compra de madera descartadas en los aserraderos aledaños, luego instala hornos artesanales en donde coloca toda la madera obtenida, los cubre con aserrín, luego lo prende y espera durante algunas semanas hasta que la madera alcance su punto óptimo de horneado para convertirse en carbón. Lleva en este negocio más de 3 años y asegura que es una actividad muy sacrificada pero rentable. Trabaja con el apoyo de dos obreros y eventualmente con el apoyo de su suegra. Lo que le gusta de su labor es que puede trabajar con algunos miembros de su familia, además está constantemente divirtiéndose con las amenas conversaciones que tiene con los dueños de otros hornos de su sector mientras esperan el producto terminado. Afortunadamente le va muy bien porque obtiene siempre una buena producción lo cual le ayuda a aumentar sus ganancias, espera que su negocio se mantenga con el mismo ritmo de progreso. Este es el crédito número 6 con MFP, está muy contento por el apoyo financiero que le están brindando ya que así se sentirá seguro de avanzar con su trabajo, por otro lado se compromete a continuar pagando puntualmente sus cuotas tal como le programen, está muy feliz de pertenecer a su banco comunal ya que todos son muy responsables y solidarios. Con el monto solicitado 3,500 soles, comprará diversos cajones de madera descartada, comprará una camionada de aserrín y alquilará el espacio que utiliza para continuar elaborando carbón.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 103
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $55,238,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Santos to buy crates of discarded wood, a truckload of sawdust and to lease space to continue making charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 25, 2012
Listed
Nov 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013