A loan of $1,175 helped to increase her merchandise.

Faustina's story

Faustina is 35 years old and has always fought to go forward in her life. She lives in her own house with her children; Mario is 13 years old and Steve is 11 years old. They are the motivations for all of her efforts. By selling gas, Faustina has been able to go forward. She has a very large distribution plant, which is located in her house. Her main clients are the restaurants in the city of Juliaca, where daily she sells 50 canisters of gas. Faustina works for the company “Limagas,” but she manages the distributions and the quantities that she sells. She has spent 10 years in this activity, and what she likes most is to distribute the gas, since many times she travels on motorcycle to drop off her orders. However, she feels that this is a very dangerous job, so she is very careful about her safety. In the near future, she hopes to have branches in central locations so that she will be able to serve a larger market. This is her eighth loan with MFP, and she will make her payments on time, as she has with her previous loans. She is a well-liked and respected member of her community bank. With the 3500 soles she has requested, she will buy many canisters of gas to increase the quantity that she sells.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah

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