A loan of $400 helped to buy leftover wood to make mats.


Roly's story

Roly, 39, is an enterprising woman who loves to work. She has lived for several years with Leonilde, the father of her three daughters. Together they live in their own house, striving every day to get ahead and improve their living conditions.

Roly works selling mats. She has a rudimentary shop for making this product and continually makes the necessary number to sell. Generally her sales are based on previous orders, and the wholesale price is always favorable for her. She gets her materials from sawmills that give her a good price for the leftover timber, which she recycles to make her mats.

The entire fabrication process is manual. She has done this work for about three years and she works with the help of her husband.

She's passionate about the work she does because she feels that with it she contributes to preserving the environment. Also, she's happy to know that with this job she can earn the income she needs to help with her family's basic expenses. She hopes she can set up a semi-industrial shop to make mats with a better finish.

This is her tenth loan with MFP. She's grateful to the people who make it possible for her to get this financing because she'll always feel more secure about advancing in her job. Also, she pledges to make her payments punctually. She also feels calm, and supported by the members of her communal bank.

With the loan for 1000 nuevos soles [PEN] she'll increase the capital she needs to buy leftover wood to make mats.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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