A loan of $700 helped buying merchandise for her store.

Balbina's story

Balbina, 54 years old, is a woman who has always worked hard to stand out in life. She lives in her own house and her greatest wish is to have a calm old age. In her little neighborhood, Balbina has a sweets kiosk. Every day, from approximately 8 in the morning, she begins to tend to her customers, who prefer to buy from her because of the variety of products she offers which has maD. her business progress over others. What she likes the best about her work is chatting with her customers, and this makes her long workdays more enjoyable. She has been doing this activity for 20 years and what she thinks the hardest is having to stay all day at her selling stand. For the future, she had plans for her business to keep growing and that in time she can improve her income. This is the sixth loan Balbina has with MFP. She promises to pay it back on time and without difficulties. In her communal bank, she is highly respected because she is the most active and committed member. With the two thousand nuevos soles requested she will buy more sweets to stock her business and increase her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eliana Colunga

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