A loan of $1,150 helped to buy tires and wood wholesale in order to continue constructing his wagons.

Amilcar's story

Amilcar is fifty-five years old. He has three children with his wife, Maribel. They have rented the house where they live for the past four years. He is very well-known in his neighborhood since eighteen years ago he invented a very simple means of transporting cargo from agricultural areas to the city. It is called an "ecological wagon," and it is tied to the back of a donkey, which pulls the wagon, carrying many kilos of products.

"In all this time I sold approximately two thousand wagons throughout the valley, and I currently sell an average of three per week," Amilcar affirms happily. Demand is greatest during the planting season, and in the other months he spends his time making cages and little wood pieces for sale door-to-door, which is also how he markets his painting and welding work—"this is why they call me 'thousand-jobs,'" Amilcar comments.

This is his sixth loan with MFP and he is relieved by the support he receives, as well as grateful for the confidence that it gives him. He promises to comply with his debts in a punctual manner in order not to disappoint his group, which is made up of supportive and responsible people.

Amilcar will use the money from this loan to buy tires and wood wholesale in order to continue making his wagons.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Kremer

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