A loan of $575 helped to hire day laborers.

Edward's story

Edward, 44, is a hardworking, good, very responsible man. He and his wife have three children who are 19, 18 and 16 years old. He works hard every day to provide them with a better quality of life. The house they live in his property and was the result of much effort and work.

He grows citrus fruit. He has a field he started 16 years ago. At first he had just a few citric plants but gradually and with much effort he planted one by one and grew. In addition to this activity he has an additional income producing business: he sells beverages (beer) at home that he sells only to adults. He mentions that what’s good about his work is that he can manage his own time. Before this he used to work for others and that didn’t produce much profit; he’s better now and he’d like to be even better still.

This is his fifth loan with MFP and he’s very happy to know that he’ll have financial support to advance with his business. He commits once more to make his installment payments like he did with the previous loans he got. He’s happy to belong to his communal bank because all the members are responsible and mutually supportive.

He will use the requested 1500 soles to buy beverages to sell. He’ll also acquire tools to clear his fields and hire some people to help him with the work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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