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Elda
Elda is 48 years old and lives with her husband and two sons, who help her in every way they can. The house where they live is their own. Her business is the sale of second-hand clothes, which she also takes to sell at a hamlet which is two days journey by boat away on the Ucayali river. It's a very self-sacrificing job because of the long hours spent travelling and transporting her merchandise. She sells her garments for cash and sometimes by barter, exchanging the clothes for products such as bread, bananas, yuca and maize among other things. She had been doing this work for the last three years, and enjoys it, because although the journey by river is very tiring, it also de-stresses her and helps her to dream of a better future, as well as passing through other closer hamlets.

Her business is profitable because her clothes sell like hot cakes! When she arrives, all her customers approach to observe the garments she is selling, which gives her hopes that in the future she may be able to have a clothes shop. This is her fourth loan from MFP and she likes working with her community bank very much. She will invest the money she has asked for in buying second-hand clothes: she also wants to try and sell shoes.
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La señora Elda de 48 años de edad, vive con su esposo y su dos hijos, quienes la apoyan en todo lo que les sea posible. La casa donde viven es propia. Su actividad es la venta de ropa de segundo uso, la misma que lleva vender a un caserío que queda a dos días de viaje en lancha por el río Ucayali, siendo un trabajo muy sacrificado, por las largas horas de viaje que tiene que pasar trasladando su mercadería. Ella vende sus prendas al contado y a veces llega a hacer trueques, cambiándolos por algún producto como pan, plátanos, yucas, maíz, entre otros, para saciar las necesidades de su hogar. Esta actividad la viene realizando desde hace 3 años atrás, gustándole su trabajo, ya que a pesar de ser cansado el viaje por el río tambíen la desestresa y la ayuda a soñar en un futuro mejor, al mismo que conoce otros lugares como caseríos cercanos. Su negocio le es rentable porque su ropa salen como pan caliente, cuando ella llega, todos sus clientes se acercan a observar las prendas que vende eso le da esperanzas de que en un futuro pueda llegar a tener una tienda de ropa. Este es su 4to préstamo con MFP y le gusta mucho trabajar con su banco comunal. Invertirá la cantidad que solicita comprando ropa de segundo uso, además quiere incursionar en la venta de zapatos.

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