A loan of $725 helped install another phone line.


María's story

Maria is 48 years old and married to José, who is 47. Together they have five children: Sussy (age 28), Amparo (age 26), José (age 17), and Isabel (age 15). They all live together in their own home. For the past two years, Maria has been operating phone booths in which she provides call services, both domestic and international. Within a year, she was able to open another call center that is now managed by her daughter. Revenues from both businesses are very good because Maria and her daughter demonstrate great charisma when attending to their customers, who prefer their services over the competition. The two businesses are located in different areas, which allow them to attract more customers and generate more income.


Maria feels very comfortable in this type of business because she can work from 7am until 10PM. Since the business is in her home, it is easy for her to spend more time with her family. Her husband is a master builder and both want to continue working. In the future, Maria hopes to offer Internet service and plans to have computer stations at a shopping center where she can generate more revenue.


This is her second loan with MFP. Maria has always done well with her payments, demonstrating that she is very responsible and punctual. With the loan she requested, Maria will install another phone line so that she can increase her earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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