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Sarita
Sarita has just had her 40th birthday, is married, and has two children: Juan aged 11, and Dora aged 8. She runs a store where she sells everything from clothing to cosmetics. It is situated in the district market, a busy location. When she started the business, it was very difficult as her children were small and were often sick, so the money she earned wasn’t enough to pay all the bills. But she persevered, her husband helped out, and she got through that period. Now her life is calmer and her business more stable.

Sarita begins work at 7 in the morning and finishes at 8 in the evening. In spite of the fact that her work takes up all her time, she is happy with what she does as her mother taught her when she was a young girl how to run a business. As for the future, Sarita plans to add several floors to her house, as when she is older, she wants to earn money by renting out rooms.

This is her fifth loan with Kiva partner MFP. She says that she will be punctual with her loan repayments--which she always has been in the past--as she wants to get ahead and provide a good education for her children. She is very happy with the organisation of her group as they are responsible people and she doesn’t want to cause any problems for them. Sarita is the coordinator. The money she is asking for will be used to buy notebooks and other school supplies because the back-to-school season is approaching and these items will be much in demand.
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Sarita acaba de cumplir 40 años, está casada y tiene dos hijos; Juan de 11 y Dora de 8.
Su negocio es un bazar, donde vende desde ropa hasta cosméticos. Su local está situado en el mercado de su distrito, lugar muy concurrido. Cuando empezó fue muy difícil porque sus hijos estaban pequeños y se enfermaban constantemente, por lo que el dinero no le alcanzaba para pagar todas sus cuentas. Pero su perseverancia, más el apoyo de su esposo, la ayudó salir adelante; ahora está más tranquila y su negocio es más estable.
Empieza sus labores a las 7 de la mañana y termina a las 8 de la noche, pese que este negocio absorbe todo su tiempo, se siente bien con lo que hace, ya que desde niña su madre le enseñó a trabajar en el comercio.
Para el futuro, Sarita planea construir varios pisos en su casa, pues en su vejez quiere vivir del alquiler de sus habitaciones.

Este es su quinto préstamo con MFP e indica que será puntual, como siempre lo ha sido en sus pagos, ya que desea salir adelante para educar a sus hijos. La organización de su grupo la tiene muy contenta porque son personas responsables y no la hacen quedar mal, pues ella es la coordinadora. El dinero que ahora solicita lo invertirá en la compra de cuadernos y otros útiles escolares, pues se viene la temporada escolar y estos artículos serán muy demandados.

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