Mario is 34 years old and lives with his wife and two children in their own home. They reside in the community of Manitea Alta, which is on the edge of the Peruvian jungle. Mario has always enjoyed competition, which is why he tries to get better every day and aspires to become a leader in the field of agriculture. He provides the necessary care for his coffee crops so that they can be sold later at a good price, which explains why he generates good income. His products are usually sold at the collection centers in the community. Today he has a small grocery store that has been operation for six months and is managed by his wife. They offer basic household products to earn extra income to help feed and educate their children. His plan for the future is to expand his grocery store so that he can satisfy the needs and preferences of his customers.
This is his third loan with MFP. Mario promises to complete his payments in a prompt manner. In addition, he is happy with the friendly atmosphere maintained by his Communal Bank. The loan he requested will be used to buy merchandise to restock his grocery store.
Translated from Spanish by Ronan Reodica, Kiva Volunteer