A loan of $400 helped to buy more tools.

Andres's story

Andrés, 43, is married to Paulina, 51. Together they have a son, Marco, who is 9 years old. They share their family experiences in a rented house made of wood. Considered to be a reliable man by his friends and neighbors, Andrés is a well-known mechanic in his community. He has been doing this work for 10 years in a rented workshop, located at the entrance to his town.

Noting a strong demand for car repairs, he managed over time to hire an assistant who is his right hand in all of his work and tasks. Also, he tells us that ever since he was a child, he enjoyed taking apart his toys and those of his friends, and this is where he got the idea of becoming a mechanic. He studied outside the city, until he had sufficient training to return to the city and become part of the city's commercial sector.

He wants to make a trip to the capital where he could buy some new and better tools, with the objective of being able to perform his work more smoothly for the benefit of his customers.

This will be his 5th loan with MFP, and as always, he appreciates the trust being place in him. He is known to be a person who is responsible with his payments. He comments that he really appreciates the way his communal bank works, because they are very organized and there is a mutual sense of camaraderie. With the 1,000 Peruvian soles he requests, he will buy tools so that he can perform his work more smoothly and in an optimal manner.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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