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Elias
Elías is 20 years old, single, and has a two year old son. He lives with his mother in a rented house in the district of the central jungle. Elías is an enterprising young man. Since he was twelve he has worked beside his uncles who learned carpentry, an activity which is their highest source of income today. Their principal products are kitchen utensils like soup ladles, spoons, tablets, and napkin containers. Additionally, he receives requests from other towns in Peru for decorative products. He mentions, "In two years I have learned how the work is, and it's going well for me because I have clients who I know well."

His mother supports him in his activities. Every month she distributes his money in a certain way that lets him manage to acquire wood and other necessary tools for his activities.

He mentions his son, who he sees very little and is one of his inspirations to keep working.

He needs help to acquire wood because he already has a big order for the city of Huancayo, so he doesn't want to neglect it. This is his second loan with MFP. He feels happy with their support he has gained at the communal bank "Rosas y Claveles" ("Roses and Carnations"). He mentions that he will pay the quotas punctually. With this money he will be able to buy wood from the "diablo fuerte" brand, which he needs to perform his work.
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Elías tiene 20 años es soltero y tiene un hijo de 2 años. El vive con su madre en una casa alquilada en un distrito de la selva central. Elías es un joven emprendedor, desde los 12 años trabajaba al lado de sus tíos, de quienes aprendió las labores de la carpintería, actividad que hoy es su mayor fuente de ingresos. Sus principales productos son los utensilios de cocina, como cucharones, cucharas, tablas, contenedores de servilletas, cucharas. Además tiene pedidos en otras ciudades del Perú, para ellos realiza artículos decorativos. “En 2 años he aprendido como es el trabajo y me va bien, porque ya tengo clientes conocidos”, menciona.
Su madre lo apoya en sus actividades. Cada mes distribuye su dinero de tal manera que le alcance para adquirir maderas y herramientas necesarias para su actividad.
Menciona que su hijo, a quien ve muy poco es una de sus inspiraciones para seguir trabajando.
El requiere de su apoyo para adquirir maderas ya que tiene un pedido grande para la ciudad de Huancayo, que no piensa descuidar. Éste es su crédito número 2 con MFP. Se siente contento del apoyo que obtiene de su banco comunal “Rosas y Claveles”. Menciona que pagará las cuotas con puntualidad.
Con el dinero podrá comprar maderas de la variedad “diablo fuerte”, por ser la indicada para realizar su trabajo.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 94
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,986,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Elias to buy wood from the "Diablo Fuerte" brand which he needs to perform his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 20, 2012
Listed
Dec 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 6, 2014