A loan of $625 helped to buy more wood.


Jiovanni's story

Jiovanni, 37, is vigorous and hard-working, and she lives in her mother’s house along with her husband and 10 others, including brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. She buys and sells wood and also cuts and packs the wood to be able to send it to Lima to a buyer that they have as a customer. She patronizes different sawmills in the city with her husband, who knows the business because he himself used to work in a sawmill. What she likes most about the work is the ability to invest and recover her money quickly. She has been in this business for 2 years but what she doesn’t like is that she gets very sunburned. However, she says it’s worth it since at the end, she sees her earnings and she hopes to continue working with the institution now that she feels comfortable. This is her fifth loan with MFP and she wishes to continue borrowing as she does now, being responsible and especially reliable with her payments. She will use the 1700 sols to buy wood.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio


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