A loan of $200 helped to stock her general store.

Clara's story

Clara, 28, is a friendly young woman. She and her partner have two children, 6- and 4-years old, respectively. They live in a house that they own, one they were able to pay for thanks to their hard work.
Clara has a general store that she operates from a space in her house. She sells general merchandise along with specialty products such as needles and thread. She has operated the business for 3 years. She works with her partner who is in charge of buying and transporting the merchandise. What she most likes about the business, she says, is that it gives her enough spare time to help her children with their homework. She adds that the business attracts a steady stream of customers, something that ensures a level of economic security. The business is successful and she wants to expand it in the future.

This is her first MFP loan. She says that she is grateful for your help and confidence because the loan will help her meet her goals. She says, too, that she is committed to repaying the loan in the agreed-upon time and that she is happy with her community bank because she considers the majority of its members to be responsible and supportive.
Clara will use this 500 new soles loan to stock her store with the merchandise--rice, sugar, beer, soft drinks, etc.--that she needs to operate.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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