A loan of $700 helped increase merchandise.


Ambrosia's story

Ambrosia is 51. She lives with her husband, Rómulo, who is also 51. They live in the tranquility of their home with three of their eight children. Edwin is 20, Nilda is 18, and Freddy is 15. The rest of the children are grown and have their own families.

Every day of her life is a constant fight to get ahead for this hard-working woman. She gets up very early with a great desire to start working in her business of selling meat. She works at a stall in one of the wholesale markets in the city. She likes to wait on her customers very kindly. She does it with much patience and dedication. By working all day she gets good earnings, which allow her to help her family.

Sometimes her husband helps with her business, mostly when she has to leave. In the future she wants to expand her business and equip it with a showcase where she would be able to display the fresh meat that she sells. Ambrosia has many projects in mind, and she knows that with effort she can make all of them a reality.

This is her sixth loan with MFP. She is prepared to make all of her payments on time because she is very responsible and honest. Also, she would not like to have problems. She will use the money she is asking for to buy merchandise to stock her business. She also wants to modernize the business with new utensils. This will get more customer attention, and she will sell more.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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