A loan of $1,050 helped to increase stock of merchandise and ingredients for food.

Santa's story

Santa is a very hard working 42-year-old woman. She lives with her husband, Luis, 52, and her 19-month-old daughter, Maricielo.

For the last 4 years, she has sold clothing (lingere), and in that time she has gained the necessary experience to acheive the best results with this business and earn a good salary. But this is not all; she also tried her hand at selling food, a venture that is starting to grow, and, given her good acumen, she keeps gaining customers. Santa is helped by her sister-in-law in taking the orders of food to the business or homes that ask for them. This way, she makes the best use of her time, since the rest of her time must be spent caring for her daughter, who is of the age that needs a lot of attention from her mother.

Santa feels at ease with her job that gives her freedom in addition to generating a good income to improve the quality of life for her family. She also has the hope of owning a more stable business, such as a bookstore.

This is Santa's eighth loan with MFP, and she has always been very punctual in making payments. The money that she is now asking for will be used to buy better quality lingere and will be invested in buying more ingredients in order to cook her delicious dishes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Merchlewitz

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