A loan of $375 helped to buy dry branches to make firewood.


Julia's story

Julia, 18, is a hardworking woman. She lives with Isaías, her husband of one year. Although they don’t have children they live in harmony in her mother’s house located in the Tapo settlement. Since her father died, she’s had to work to help with household expenses. Therefore, she rises daily very early in the morning to care for her corn and potato crops. Although she’s formed her family she continues with this work above all because she likes it very much. But, aware that she must face new goals and responsibilities she started to work making firewood. “Everything depends on the size of the tree,” she affirms. Because her work consists primarily in cutting most of the wood, a large tree results in about 2000 pieces of firewood on average but if the trees are small, only 800 units. She sells each bundle of 1000 units for about 200 soles on average. This helps her meet some of her expenses. But her overriding goal is to save enough money to buy her own house.

She belongs to the “Santa Rosa” communal bank and this is the first MFP loan where she hopes for your cooperation to make her plans a reality. She likes being part of her association because all the members are responsible, very mutually supportive people. If Julia were to receive your support, she will invest the requested funds in the purchase of dry branches to make firewood.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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