A loan of $200 helped to renew some of his work tools.

Enrique's story

Enrique is 50 years old. He is a very hard-working and responsible man. He lives alone in his own home that he was able to obtain thanks to the care that he puts into his work every day. Enrique is currently separated from his wife of many years. As a result of his marriage, he has three children. Two of his children are already adults and he is only responsible for the youngest (a girl), who is 17 years old. For this daughter, he works hard so that he can provide her with an education and help her obtain a degree.

Enrique's main source of income is the construction trade. His labor is very much in demand among people who know his work and they seek him out to build their projects for them. His experience in this trade is his main calling card since he knows all the stages of a building job off by heart. Depending on the scale of a job, he can either work alone or together with a group of people who he selects himself. This all depends on the urgency expressed by his customers. On every job that he does, Enrique insists on providing the very best of himself. He always seeks to make his customers happy and comfortable. He has been in this business for 15 years and is doing very well. On a casual basis, he also provides a taxi service. As if this weren't enough, he has also built some rooms on his land in order to rent them out. This is all done in order to improve his quality of life.

Enrique really enjoys working in the building trade. He knows that, through this work, he is able to provide for his family. His most difficult task is dealing with the heavy bags of cement and manipulating the mixtures with his own hands because it hurts his fingers and ages his skin. For this reason, he hopes to work just a short while longer in this business before he is able to save up enough to invest in renting out rooms.

This is Enrique's 10th loan from MFP and he is grateful to those who are making his loan possible so that he can continue meeting his goals. He is very committed, once again, to making his repayments on time as he did with his previous loans. He is very happy to be a member of his community bank because all of the members are very good, kind, supportive people.

Enrique would like to use the 500 soles he has requested to replace some of his tools so that he can improve his work. He would also like to buy wood and metal sheets so that he can build his first room to rent out.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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