A loan of $325 helped to buy wood.

Jorge's story

Twenty-seven year old Jorge is someone who takes on whatever circumstances that are presented to him and that is how he, with his partner, has moved ahead in life. He lives with his partner, Susan, and their only son (who is two years old) in their own house. Here Jorge puts in a lot of effort to provide his family with a better quality of life.

Jorge buys and sells wood and is constantly going to various riverside towns in order to find the wood necessary for his job. Everything he finds he sells in the city’s sawmills or to private customers that need it. When he does not have the time to travel along the river, he works in the city, buying directly from the sawmills located in the outskirts of town. He works with the help of his mother-in-law who provides him with transport on the river. Jorge has had this business for nearly eight years now and everything is going really well for him. He is grateful that things are going so well and he has good customers that every day come looking for the excellent quality wood that he is offering. He hopes to continue with this work and in the future would like to have his own sawmill. This is his second loan with MFP and he is very happy to know that he has financial support that lets him continue to work in peace. For his part, Jorge promises to continue to make his repayments on time, as he did with previous loans. At the same time he feels comfortable with the communal bank because all its members are very responsible and supportive.

With the loan of 800 Nuevo Soles that Jorge has applied for he will buy wood and also supplies and fuel, which he needs to travel to the riverside towns.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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