A loan of $850 helped compra de una carretilla nueva para su negocio.

Francisca's story

Francisca is a 44-year old woman who is a fighter that is persistent with her goals. She lives in a house that was willed to her by her parents and she wants most to get ahead in life. A salchipollo cart (meals made of fried chicken and noodles) is Francisca’s daily companion that she takes to sell prepared meals in the Bolognesi Plaza (an important plaza in the city of Juliaca).

She starts at 7 PM and gives appointments to eat the delicious salchipollos that she prepares for her clients. She enjoys cooking for her clients as she’s having fun doing it. She’s been running this business for 18-years and the most difficult part of the job has been walking the streets at night, sometimes in the freezing cold.

In the future, she longs to have a shop in the center of town where she can sell great salchipollo meals and services her clients better. This is the fifth loan that Francisca has taken with MFP. She knows that she’ll have to repay the debt on time as she doesn’t want to cause problems for the community bank. The bank has the support of all its members. With this loan of 2500 soles she plans to purchase a new salchipollo cart to earn better profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jenson Abraham

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