A loan of $350 helped buy new tires.

Celedonio's story

Celedonio, 30, is a very hard-working and happy man. He lives in his own house, and what he wants most of all is to be successful in life. Celedonio’s work days begin very early in the morning when he leaves with his “motocarro” (three wheeled motorized vehicle) to look for passengers to transport. He is very attentive with his customers, and he always takes care of them. He wants to give them very good service so that when they see him again they will take his “motocarro”.

What he likes best about his work is driving the streets of Juliaca. He finds it very entertaining. He has been doing this for five years. The most difficult part is having to work the late hours at night. In time, he hopes to be able to get together enough money to buy a new “motocarro”.

This is Celedenio’s fifth loan with MFP. He feels responsible about paying it back on time. He does not want to cause problems for the members of his communal bank where he is very dear to the other members. He will use the 1,000 PEN that he is asking for to buy tires for his “motocarro”. The ones he has now are worn out from the hard work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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