A loan of $525 helped increase merchandise.


Carlos's story

Carlos is a very calm and responsible person. He is 45 years old, and lives in the house inherited from his parents together with his wife Carmen, who is 45 years old, and to whom he wishes to give a better life. His bicycle sales store is located in the Explanada Laguna Temporal (marketplace in the city of Juliaca). Since he is an optimist, he begins his days with a lot of desire to progress in life. He is a very skilled salesman and always convinces his customers to buy a bicycle.


What he likes most about his work is the freedom that he has to deal with his own business and to be his own boss. He has been doing this work for six years and what he considers the most difficult is to have to remain all day under the harsh sun, since it makes him very tired. In the future, he hopes to be able to have a shop where he can sell completely new bicycles, since currently he is selling bicycles that he fixes.


This is Carlos's sixth loan with MFP, and he hopes to have the same punctuality that he had in the first two loans. He is a very responsible and supportive member of his community bank. With the 1500 soles requested, he will buy more bicycles to fix and increase the quantity that he sells.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy McGinty


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