A loan of $675 helped to purchase materials for her workshop.

Simona's story

Simona is 50-years-old, and since she was very young, she has been concerned with getting ahead in life. She lives in her own house, and what she wants the most is to improve her quality of life. She has a business doing metal work. In her workshop, she molds the metal and coverts it into diverse forms like wheelbarrows, desks, chairs, etc. She also repairs broken things to generate extra income. She currently works with an assistant, who does the work that requires more physical effort. What she likes the most about her job is fixing broken things that people bring her because she fixes them very well even though she is a woman. She has done this work for 15 years, and the thing that she likes the least is having to obtain metals to mold because transporting them is hard and tiring. This is Simona's third loan with Microfinanzas Prisma, and just like with her other loans, she is willing to make all of her payments on time. She is very loved in her communal bank because she always worries about others' well-being. With this loan of 2,000 PEN that she is requesting, she will buy new materials to make metal items and to fix broken items.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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