A loan of $600 helped to buy two third-generation fuel conversion kits to fulfill the orders of her clients.

Ana's story

Ana, 38 years old, is a happy and hardworking woman. She is the mother of two children, ages 13 and 20, and her husband's name is Alvenis. She lives with her family in their own house, which was built with their combined savings from work.

Ana's work consists of offering gas conversion services. This is based on substituting the use of traditional gas, which the majority of cars and taxis use, for the eco-friendly use of natural gas. To carry out this work, she needs certain equipment and tools which she buys in kits, depending on the vehicular system and on the preference of the clients. She works with both old and new cars, in which more sophisticated equipment is used.

She learned about this type of work with her husband when they were working on a gas project. They have been making a living in this line of work for six years, and they now have their own workshop. She works with the help of an automotive technician and two other workers. Additionally, she sells various spare parts and accessories. She is also installing a car wash, which she knows will complement her business because her goal is to offer a complete, high quality service.

What she likes about her job is the profits which the work generates, due to the continued demand in the market. What she plans to do now is to consolidate the services which she offers and unify them into an excellent automotive package.

This is her fourth loan with MPF. She is very grateful for the opportunity for the loans which they offer her and for the financial backing which she needs to continue with her business. She is committed to paying her monthly dues on time and to continue working in a responsible manner, along with the members of the communal bank. With the amount she has applied for, 1500 soles, she will buy two third-generation fuel conversion kits to fulfill the orders of her clients.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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