A loan of $575 helped to buy doors and windows, and install electricity.

Jorge's story

Jorge, 42 years old, is a hardworking man and responsible. He lives alone in Matahuasi, but his life revolves about his two sons, Jonatán y Cristian, who are students.

Since he was very young he has worked in construction, his main economic activity. He has always been responsible. When he was 12 years old he worked as a sailor on a boat where he developed his skill as a fisherman, and as time went buy he learned to be a driller, and so, Jorge learned how to do a thousand trades.

The work that he likes most is the work of drilling. There are days when there is not much construction work, and then he takes advantage of being able to help some neighbors who know of his abilities. Apart from that, he works on most of the houses in his neighborhood, also working for the Peruvian government, with bids in which he has to invest a great deal of money. “My method is: at all cost, that is to say, finish the construction of the housing businesses or recreational centers, etc. Then, when they are ready, the collected payment covers everything.”

Now he wants to compensate for all the time he lost while educating his children, as he was always working and didn’t have time for other very important activities. This is his first loan through MFP, and he feels happy, because with the money he can improve his business and therefore his quality of life. Also, he likes belonging to his association, because the members are united and hardworking people.

Jorge, upon receiving your help, will invest the requested money in the purchase of doors, windows and electricity for his home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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