A loan of $525 helped purchase materials for making shoes.


Ana's story

Ana is a 37 year old single mother of two children; one is a high school student while the other one is only two years old.

She is very skilled at making ladies shoes, adorning them with various decorations (jewels, pearls, ribbons, and other items). She has been engaged in this activity for 2 years, but she has also been working as an elementary school teacher for 16 years. She teaches at a school that is 15 minutes from her house.

Ana likes making shoes because it keeps her entertained. She enjoys crafts and hopes to satisfy the tastes of her retail customers. Ana considers her business to be very profitable because she is able to sell shoes to co-workers, working mothers, and neighbors. They do not hesitate to place orders, which Ana accepts with cash or on credit. In the future, she would like to open a clothing store where she can sell the shoes that she makes.

Ana is receiving her 7th loan with MFP. She like the fact that all the members of her Communal Bank are responsible and get along well with one another. With the loan she is requesting, Ana will purchase shoe soles and decorative materials (stones, beads, fabric, etc.) so that she can continue to increase her sales.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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