A loan of $775 helped to buy wood blocks.


Macedonia's story

Macedonia is a single, 39-year-old mother, sacrificing herself for her three children: Niker, Jennifer and Brayan. Like every independent mother, she has the desire to see her children complete a higher education and that would make her feel very proud. They live together in a house of good material that she was able to build alone with effort and dedication. Previously, she made a living doing agricultural activities, but she was presented with an opportunity in the commercial area which was the buying and selling of wood blocks extracted from forests which are constantly reforested. She has performed this work for 10 years, and throughout this time she has been generating good earnings which have also allowed her to travel to different places in the country to personally deliver her merchandise. However, one of the things that has made her normal business performance difficult was providing goods to local municipalities who had serious delays in their payments and caused her serious inconveniences. She plans to continue doing this work, which is how she will acquire a truck for transport, since she currently hires private transporters, and as she says, the payment for freight is expensive. When the extraction season begins, she must target those areas where she can make the bulk purchase of the wood blocks and make payment in full before other vendors get to them ahead of her. This is her 12th loan, and she states that these loans have always been a great help and in response to receiving them she made her payments in a punctual manner. The 2,000 nuevos soles she requested will supplement her working capital which serves for the purchase of blocks of wood that will later be marketed across the country.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jamie Schau


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