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Elena
Elena, 60, has been a widow for 23 years. She has three children but they no longer live with her. Elena lives with her granddaughter in her own house located in an area of the central jungle. Elena has lived in the central jungle for more than 20 years, since she arrived from a hamlet in the highlands with her now-deceased husband. In time she decided to set up a business in her own house, so she fixed up a space where she sells groceries, meat, vegetables, fruit, canned goods, and other staple items.

"It's a more relaxed job but I do have to invest a lot," she says. Elena used to make a living in farming before she came to the area. She still has plots of cropland in her hometown that her children take care of.

She's happy about her job and even more so to be with her granddaughter, because she has good friends, neighbors, and reliable customers. She wants to continue improving herself so she needs your support. This is her second loan with MFP. She's committed to making her monthly payments punctually. She's comfortable with her communal bank, Rosas y Claveles, because the members are responsible.

With the money she'll be able to buy enough merchandise to sell in her grocery store. She plans to get rice, sugar, preserved food, and other products.
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Elena de 60 años es viuda hace 23 años. Tiene 3 hijos pero ya no viven con ella. Elena vive con su nieta en una casa propia ubicada en un distrito de la selva central. Elena lleva más de 20 años residiendo en la selva central, ya que llegó de un caserío de la sierra al lado de su fallecido esposo. Con el tiempo decidió realizar un negocio en su propio hogar. Para ello habilitó un espacio donde expende productos de primera necesidad como: abarrotes, carnes, verduras, frutas, enlatados y otros.
“Es un trabajo más relajado pero si se tiene que invertir bastante”, menciona. Elena se dedicaba antes de llegar a la zona, a la agricultura. En su lugar de nacimiento aun tiene parcelas de cultivos que sus hijos atienden.
Está contenta con su trabajo y más aún con la compañía de su nieta. Ya que consiguió buenos amigos, vecinos y clientes confiables. Ella desea seguir superándose por eso requiere de su apoyo. Éste es su crédito número 2 con MFP. Se compromete en ser puntual en el pago de las cuotas mensuales. Por su parte se siente cómoda con su banco comunal “Rosas y Claveles”, por tener socios responsables.
Con el dinero podrá comprar mercadería suficiente para expenderlas en su tienda de abarrotes. Piensa adquirir arroz, azúcar, alimentos en conservas y otros.

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