A loan of $300 helped to buy more student shoes and uniforms.

Diana's story

31-year-old Diana is a thriving mother and worker. She has a 5-year-old son, is married and lives with her son and husband in their own house. She likes to be able to teach manners and good habits to her young son who she hopes to be able to provide with a better quality of life. Diana’s work starts in the morning when she does her domestic chores. From there she prepares to go visit her friends, colleagues, and relatives offering them shoes and new clothing of good quality and with excellent designs. The products that she sells are sent to her from the city of Lima for sale in our city. She has to work alone, since her husband drives a motorcycle taxi that they bought with the previous loan. She has been doing this work for 3 years, and it is going very well.
What she most likes about her work is that together with her husband, they have one more source of income. This is because apart from this business, she is also a teacher in an educational institution. However, her teacher’s salary is often not enough, so she does this business to generate extra income. She has future plans to be able to buy sandals and lingerie to increase her sales. This will be her fourth loan with MFP. She is very happy to know that she will have financial support to be able to continue increasing her working capital. Moreover, she is convinced that she will continue being the good and responsible member that she was for the previous loans obtained. She likes belonging to the communal bank with which she works since everyone is responsible and supportive to each other. With the requested amount of 800 new Peruvian soles, she will buy more products in order to be able to offer greater variety to her customers and arm her school campaign, since they are begin to order school shoes from her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacqueline Demeranville

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