A loan of $525 helped additional inventory of fish & construction of a kiosk.

Elia's story

Elia is 40 years old, married, and lives in her own home. She and her husband have 4 daughters who attend high school. Elia sells river fish of all varieties and sizes from her post in the informal market. Her work schedule runs from 6am to 11am and she has been doing this for the past 9 years. Occasionally one of her daughters will come with her to help tend to the customers. What she likes most about her job is that she gets to sell and take good care of people, especially her regular clients. In addition, her business is very profitable because she earns a daily income and gets better returns because she buys her fish directly from the river port at a lower price. Elia’s business is doing very well and sometime later she wants to export her product to other places that have not experienced the taste of freshwater fish.

Elia already has 8 previous loans with MFP. She loves working with her Communal Bank because all the members are punctual with their payments and understand one another. She will designate 500 soles to purchase more fish. With the rest of her loan, she plans to build a kiosk so that she can conduct business more peacefully and securely.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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