A loan of $475 helped to buy a quantity of shiplap cladding, which is used in house construction.

Eduardo's story

Eduardo is 47 and a man who has always liked to face up to the circumstances that have arisen. This is how he was able to move forward in life, together with his wife Doris, with whom he has three children, ages 24, 23 and 19. They live in their own home, where he continues to work very hard, as he wishes to provide his family with a better quality of life.

Each day, Eduardo heads to the sawmills located on the outskirts of the city, to obtain good-quality wood and at lower prices, so that he can put it up for sale in the same place where he buys it. He has customers who always ask for his merchandise, and when he doesn't have something, he doesn't hesitate to go to another place to obtain what his customer is requesting.

He has been in this business for 20 years, and everything is going extremely well. He performs these tasks every day, generally in the mornings, from Monday to Friday.

He is grateful that things are going very well, as he has good customers who seek him out each day because of the quality of the wood he sells. He hopes to continue working this way, and in the future set up a small sawmill.

This is his third loan with MFP, and he is very happy knowing that he has financial support, which will provide him the assurance of continuing to work with great peace of mind. For his part, he promises to continue being on time paying his installments, as he was with previous loans he had. As well, he feels comfortable belonging to his communal bank, as all its members are very responsible and supportive.

With the amount applied for of 1200 soles, he will buy a greater quantity of shiplap cladding, which is used in house construction.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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