A loan of $700 helped purchase furniture, cooking utensils, and ingredients.


Delia's story

Delia is a hardworking and cheerful woman. She is 52 years old, single, and lives in her own home with her 15 year old daughter.


For the past two years, Delia has been selling ceviche (a traditional Peruvian dish prepared with a base of fish and citrus juice). Her vending stand is located outside of her house and she has the help of her daughter in preparing this dish. Many hands are required to slice the lemons and chop the onions, which are the most time-consuming tasks. However, Delia is already accustomed to working quickly because her customers are very demanding and she must sell a large number of servings in order to generate a good income. Delia hopes to open a restaurant in her home sometime in the future, so she is already making improvements. She hopes to increase her profits so that she can save enough money to make her dream a reality.


This is her first loan with MFP. Delia is happy to be working with the Institution and knows that she not have any problems with her payments as long as she works responsibly. The money she requested will be used to buy furniture, cooking utensils, and ingredients for making ceviche.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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