A loan of $750 helped start a second business selling shoes.


Judy's story

Judy is 33 years old and lives in her own home with her 9 year old daughter Stefanny. For over 2 years, she has operated a bazaar where she sells a variety of products such as ornaments, reading materials, calendars, pictures, etc. Judy happily remembers when she decided to start her business – on Valentine’s Day (February 14th). She started by selling boxed floral arrangements. Her resulting sales were so good that she decided to invest her profits into buying ornaments and other items. Over time, she partnered with her sister to open a small shop from her home. They purchased shelving and displays cases so that they could exhibit their wide range of merchandise.


Judy is very happy with her business which she treats as a priority. In addition, she also works as a school teacher, a job she also treats with high priority and from which she receives much satisfaction.


As a member of her Communal Bank, she is requesting her sixth loan from MFP. Her previous loans were paid on time. The loan she is requesting will be used to start a business selling shoes by order. Judy plans to pursue this endeavor in her spare time so that she can generate additional income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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