A loan of $875 helped to buy material.


Cirilo's story

Cirilo is 36 years old and has a strong desire to get ahead in life. He lives in his own home with his wife, Delza, who is 25, and their young daughter, Diana, who is 8 years old, in a tourist location outside of Lima.

When he was very young he learned the art of jewelry making. At the beginning he helped in a gold and silver workshop and by watching the masters of the trade he learned all the techniques. Currently and for the past 20 years he has worked at this job, but in his own business. He produces and gives shape to the pieces of crisocola (and blue-green mineral) that are set in the gold and silver jewelry. Cirilo is very satisfied with his work because he likes it, as it is an art that has provided for him economically throughout most of his life. On the other hand, there are few people who know everything about this trade, and as he himself says: "in this art one must be very cautious," and for this reason he only works with his family.

This is the first loan he has had with MFP and he is certain he will punctually complete each of the loan payments, as he hopes to obtain a larger quantity of money in the future to keep progressing. With the money he asks for he will buy material (crisocola) to finish a large order he currently has and he hopes to increase his earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke


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