A loan of $900 helped increase merchandise.

Frida's story

Frida is a cheerful and considerate 35 year old woman. She lives with her 35 year old husband, Néstor, and their two children. Kevin is 10 and Joel is 1. They live comfortably in their own house, which is made of wood.

For two years she has been selling groceries. Her husband has been growing bananas, corn, and coffee for ten years. “My husband is completely devoted to the farm. Upon selling the fruit we cover our household expenses. We save the money that I earn in the convenience store to buy more land.”

Frida and her husband are currently investing in a nursery for wood plants (cedar, moena, copal, walnut trees, and other species). In the future she wants to build her house from sturdy material (cement and bricks) so that she is able to expand her store. She also wants to plant more for greater productivity.

This is her fourth loan with MFP. She is grateful to all of the people who make it possible for her to get ahead. She has shown this since the first meeting with her communal bank, and she shows it every month with her punctual payments.

She will use the 2,500 PEN that she is requesting this time to buy merchandise (basic needs foods, drinks, and office supplies) to stock her convenience store. With the rest of the money she will buy two sack of fertilizer to spread over the coffee plants.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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