A loan of $400 helped to buy oak, avocado, pine and other woods.


Jessica's story

Jessica, 25, lives with Nilton, 30, and they have two children, ages 5 and five months. They live in a rented house in the central forest. Jessica is enthusiastic and hardworking. She thanks her father for teaching her how to make wood crates that are perfect for packing and shipping fruit. Five months ago, she bought her own woods and set up machines in her house. “Now I have my own business, and it's profitable, which is why my husband and I work," she says. After the harvest, the farmers have to pack their crops, and this is where Jessica's workshop comes in: selling crates. She finds the work profitable and reassuring. She also grows plantains, which she harvests every 15 to 20 days, and coffee.

Jessica doesn't hesitate to work hard each day because she dreams of owning her own home. This is her 6th loan cycle with MFP, and she thanks the institution for its support. She will be punctual and responsible with her monthly loan payments. She is satisfied with the united efforts of her communal bank “Luz del Futuro.” With the loan of 1000 soles, she will be able to buy more wood such as oak, avocado, and pine to make her crates.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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