A loan of $450 helped increase merchandise.

Irene's story

Irene is 52 years old and lives in her own house with her oldest daughter who is 16. For more than 16 years she has been selling milk products (yogurt, butter and cheese). She began with little but now she distributes to regular clients at the markets in her area.

Generally she sells on credit, delivers her products, and after a time agreed upon with the client, she returns to collect payment. With this type of work she is constantly traveling to the small towns around her city, both to stock up and to sell her products. Up until now her sales have been producing good results and she can meet all her household expenses, so she plans to continue working the same way.

This is the 6th time she has had a loan from MFP. She had withdrawn from the communal bank for a while because of travel, but she has now returned because her fellow members know that she is responsible with her payments and she promises to continue this way. The loan she is requesting is to purchase a larger quantity of cheese and butter.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary McKee

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