A loan of $350 helped purchase soft drinks & dishes.


Mariela's story

Mariela is 34 years old and lives with her husband and 4 children in a rented house. She is a woman who generates her own income. For the past 5 years she has operated a restaurant. She works with her mother and they are both dedicated to attending to their customers. Every day they prepare large quantities of food for breakfast and lunch. Because her business is doing well, Mariela is able to cover her household expenses. She chose to engage in the food business because she enjoys cooking and has a good time catering to her customers’ preferences.


Mariela will continue to work hard to expand her restaurant. In the future, she is looking to move her business to a better location and acquire all the necessary utensils. This is her third loan with MFP. She is excited to be part of her communal bank group because she identifies with each of the other members. The money she requested will be used to buy soft drinks and earthenware dishes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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