A loan of $1,050 helped to buy stock items for her store as well as pea seed and manure.

Mardonia's story

Mardonia, 36, is very attentive and hard-working. She lives in her mother, Alejandrina’s, 66, house. She cares for her mother, her two sisters and two nieces that also live with her. She has sold groceries for the last 7 years in a locale her parents gave her.

Her store is her neighbors’ favorite because of the kindness she shows to those who come to her store. In conjunction with her store, she also farms; she grows corn, pea, potato and barley on her own farmlands. Thanks to help from field hands, she still has this commercial activity.

Grocery sales have been a profitable endeavor which has produced enough for her to meet basic expenses. She hopes to enlarge her store later on to sell more products that are in high demand by her customers. In the future, she’d like to have a commercial location that will allow for higher profits.

This is her 8th loan with MFP which she hopes will help her consolidate her plans. In addition, as a member of a communal group, she has learned to value the effort which each member places into repaying each installment on time; this is why she likes to work with them so much.

She will use the 3000 new soles to buy stock items for her store as well as a sack of pea seed and 5 sacks of manure to continue with her farming activity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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