A loan of $1,175 helped to buy sound equipment.

Iliana's story

Iliana, 28, is married to Frank and they have a nine-year-old son, Franklin. At her young age with help from her spouse she’s managed to build her house with substantial materials as proof that she can reach many future goals. Very united to Frank who works as an artist and musician, they came up with the idea of acquiring sound equipment to lease for social events and town patron saint festivals and others; they discovered a great market and constant work. They started the business nine years ago with some money their parents lent them and they gradually equipped it with the purchase of more sound consoles thus becoming established in the line of work.

One of the plusses of the work is that it’s generally weekend work which gives both of them time to share their child together especially during the week. However, among the work’s minuses is rain that occurs and can damage their equipment. On the other hand, however, demand for their equipment is constant to such an extent that they are unable to respond to all the events which causes lost opportunities for earning more money. This is why they need to buy more sound equipment to be able to take advantage of all the work opportunities that will be coming up this time of year.

She’s had 15 loans and she is profoundly grateful for the constant trust MFP has placed in her. She’s totally in favor of her communal bank because she considers it to be a solid group. She will use the assigned 3,000 new soles to add to her working capital to buy more sound equipment to be able to take on as many contracts as possible.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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