Total loan: $625
Chanchamayo, Junin, Peru / Agriculture
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A loan helped She will expand her grocery store and start farming coffee.
Haydee is 28 years old, and she is an entrepreneurial and positive woman. She is married to a man named Hector and they have two young children who live with them in their own home, which is located in a quite rural part of the central Peruvian jungle. Her main motivation is her children, to whom she would like to provide everything she never had – for this reason, she opens the doors of her store at five o'clock in the morning every day, because it is at this early hour that her neighbors leave to work on their farms and other stores don't open until 6 AM. This offers her a great advantage, gaining greater income with only a little extra sacrifice. She doesn't mind it too much, either, because she enjoys serving and chatting with her clients. She has also gotten used to this routine, since she has been running this business for over 4 years. On the other hand, her husband works as a security guard in a mine, so he only comes home every three weeks. Before he started this job, however, he left a few hectares of land ready to farm coffee and bananas. Haydee would like to surprise her husband the next time he returns home, so she will fix a few of her house's problems with some wood and calamina (a mineral) to better prepare them for the harsh winter in their area. This is the second loan Haydee will receive from MFP and she is happy to be part of her communal bank – she is even willing to offer a space in her home to host the group's meetings – and she participates actively. With the money she is currently seeking, she will expand her store and she will buy the basic products that her clients most often purchase. She will also start farming coffee, which she will stock up to sell wholesale.
Translated from Spanish by Julia Kastner, Kiva Volunteer