Total loan: $525
Juliaca, Puno, Peru / Retail
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A loan helped To increase her inventory of merchandise (fuel).
Catalina is a joyful and hardworking woman. She is 36 years old and lives in her own house, along with her 2 daughters, who are 9 and 2 years old. They are the reason for all her hard work. Catalina’s business is fuel sales, which she does as a street vendor. She goes to work very early in the morning in search of customers, who have no doubts about buying from her due to the affordable prices she offers. She is a very persuasive salesperson and almost always returns home with her containers empty. What she likes most about her job is talking with her customers. She has been doing this for 10 years and the most difficult part is having to be in the street all day, putting up with sudden changes in the weather. Even so, she knows she has to work very hard to achieve her goals. She hopes eventually to have a store where she can sell her fuel in more comfortable conditions. Catalina is in her second loan from MFP. She is very determined to make her payments on time because she would like to receive future loans. In her communal bank she is a very participative and is supportive of everyone else. With her loan of 1500 PEN she plans to buy more fuel and increase the amount she sells daily.
Translated from Spanish by Jennifer Day, Kiva Volunteer