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A loan of $1,000 helped purchase food and furniture for her business.

Olinda's story

Olinda is a 41-year-old woman who lives with her husband and children in the house that they inherited from her parents. For 10 years, she has been selling miscellaneous items, such as handicrafts and home essentials. Additionally, five years ago she started selling food in front of her house, which is located on a very busy street in her town. She sells food preferably on weekends and on street market days. In order to do so, she prepares the traditional foods that are most popular with her patrons. For this business, she has the help of her husband and one of her daughters who is always with her. The rest of the weekdays, she makes handicrafts to distribute them to vendors. In the future, Olinda would like to continue her food business, but in a business space where she can set up a restaurant to sell regional cuisine permanently. This is the third time that she requests a loan from MFP. She is a team-player who perseveres so that she can obtain good results. Thus, she commits to once again cooperate with her microfinance institute. The money that she is requesting will be used to purchase the ingredients (wholesale) that she needs to prepare her meals. She will also obtain new benches and chairs for her patrons.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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