A loan of $1,050 helped to buy hair accessories and similar items.

Grethel's story

Grethel is a very hard-working woman. She is happily married to the father of their six children; four of whom are adult and live apart, the other two and a granddaughter live with her in a densely populated neighborhood of Lima.

For the last three years she has sold costume jewelry at the entrance to the local market. Initially it was very difficult to set herself up in this area because municipal inspectors would confiscate her merchandise because there are no permits for street vending. However, her persistence bore fruit and now she does well; besides, she's happy because she can help her husband, who is a police officer, meet household expenses. At the same time, she is teaching the business to her daughter, who is a single mother, so that she will learn how to work. In the future, she wants to buy a stand inside the market because it is very profitable and she will be able to provide her children with an adecuate education.

This is her third loan with MFP and she reconfirms her commitment to continue being very punctual with her repayments, as she has been until now. Also, she comments that she is proud to belong to her group because she has very responsible fellow members.

She will use the requested funds to buy hair accessories and similar items.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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