A loan of $650 helped to buy wood wholesale.


Marcela's story

Marcela, age 65, is a very hard-working woman. She lives in her own house with her three children.

Her occupation is making furniture. She devotes herself to sanding and assembling the furniture. Her son cuts the wood according to the measurements. Her workshop is inside of her house. They work laboriously in a confined area making different models. Thanks to her determination her neighbors appreciate her work.

Before her husband died they worked in the carpenter’s shop together. Now it is her son who has taken the baton. Together they get the business ahead. She has been in the business for 32 years. What she likes the best about her work is sanding the wood. She does realize that it is difficult to stay in the market.

Her greatest wish is to buy different sophisticated tools to make their furniture in less time.

This is her 11th loan with MFP. She knows that the loan will be very beneficial in order to increase her working capital. She pledges to make her payments. In her group she is a very happy and responsible member. She will use the requested loan to buy wholesale wood. She will do this in order to be able to speed up the process and give good finishings to her furniture.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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