Total loan: $525


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Lima, Lima, Peru / Clothing

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Castulo's story

Cástulo, 44, is a man who is very eager to get ahead in life. Although divorced and childless, he strives to provide a better quality of life for his parents. He lives with them and a cousin in a large house located in a populous district of Lima. This hard-working man has sold clothing from his home for the past 15 years and has done quite well. He buys clothing at wholesale and then sells to his customers who pay him at the end of the month. This activity has allowed him to suffer no deprivations and has allowed him to buy the necessary appliances to furnish his home with a measure of comfort for his elderly parents. Because Cástulo is an enterprising fellow, he also sells beer from his home, especially on week-ends when this beverage is more popular among his neighbors and friends. Such is this man's life who learned very young to be a businessman and has learned to grow honestly thanks to his efforts and lots of work. Nothing dissuades him from reaching his goals in life; he wants to become a great merchant and have his own clothing line as well as a well-stocked liquor store. Some day, not too distant, he knows he will reach it with his effort and ability. This is his third loan with MFP and he pledges to be responsible with his repayments because he knows there will be future loans which will allow him to grow economically. He is also satisfied with the work and punctuality of his communal bank where most of his partners are women. He has decided to spend these funds in the purchase of a larger quantity of Summer clothing since the season has begun and his customers are anxious to buy it.

Translated from Spanish by Michael Bujazan, Kiva Volunteer