A loan of $750 helped to buy firewood and to pay the workers.

Felicitas's story

Felicitas, age 34, is married to Cirilo. They have four children, and they live together in their own house. Felicitas has a business making artisanal red bricks, which are used a lot in her area. She used to grow organic cacao, but thanks to the benefits she gets from her factory, she has decided to devote herself only to this business activity.

She never thought that she would make bricks given that her parents and grandparents worked purely in agriculture. Her motivation for work is to give her minor children a good education so that they will become useful people in society.

One of her long term objectives is to buy a vehicle to transport the bricks to different spots in her area and to decrease her expenses.

This is her fourth loan with Kiva. She is grateful for the financial support given to her so that she can get ahead. She wants 2,000 soles to buy firewood and to pay the workers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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