A loan of $725 helped buy tables and chairs to make her customers more comfortable.

Virginia's story

Virginia, who is 51 years old, lives with her partner, and they have two children. They live together in the town of Quimbiri, located on the edge of the Peruvian jungle, where they have their own house. Virginia sells typical food and Creole food, a business that she learned from her parents, and now the seasoning with which she prepares her food delights her customers. She remembers that to set up her business, she had to put out flyers, and that was when people began to go to her little, unknown corner, and since then, her most demanding customers come every day to taste the variety of dishes that she prepares. Every day she tries to improve, with the goal of satisfying and giving better service to her customers. She generally works with an assistant from 7 in the morning until 8 at night. Her plan for the future is to increase her business, adding a soda fountain, in order to give her restaurant a new style. This is her fourth loan with MFP, and she promises to make her payments faithfully. Furthermore, she is grateful to her community bank group for the solidarity that exists in each one of its members. With the loan that she is applying for, she will invest in a set of chairs and tables, to serve more customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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