A loan of $350 helped purchase candy & sodas to sell.


Jhoselin's story

Jhoselin is 33 years old and the mother of three children. She and her partner live in their own home.


When we visited Jhoselin, we found out that her business selling candy went bankrupt two months ago. She sold her merchandise on credit, so she lacked the capital to keep her business afloat. In order to earn money to revive her business, she sells salchipollo (a dish that consists of potatoes, sausage, and fried chicken) in the evenings on the doorstep of her house. Depending on the size, each portion sells from 1.50 PEN to 3 PEN. Her daily profit ranges between 10-15 PEN. Her husband works for their neighbors as a farm laborer. With both of their incomes, they are able to cover their household expenses. Jhoselin aspires to have a candy shop full of sweets, but she knows more work is required to get to that point.


This is her first loan with MFP, so she commits to promptly repaying her Communal Bank. The money she requested will be used to buy candy and sodas to sell alongside her salchipollo dishes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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