A loan of $525 helped increase of inventory.

Llerme's story

Llerme, age 50, is a single mother. She lives with her mother, two sisters, and her 25 year old son who works and supports her. For a year, together with her son, she has rented a space next to her home where she has begun a business selling office supplies and operating an internet café. Llerme decided to go into this business because in the area where she lives there are several law and accounting offices, and the people who work there are her principal customers. This is not her only work, however. She also works in an ice cream parlor, serving the public for 11 years.

What she likes about her work is that it is located near her house. In addition, she likes giving good service to her customers and having pleasant conversations with them. Furthermore, she considers her activities profitable because the first is her own business that provides her with daily income, and in the ice cream parlor she obtains secure pay on a monthly basis. In the future, Llerme hopes to have a clothing shop.

This is her third loan with MFP, and she is pleased with her communal bank because they don’t have problems. They work well and are responsible with their payments. With the money that she is now applying for she will buy more office supplies in order to increase the stock of her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rick & Pat Brown

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