A loan of $725 helped stock her store with basic needs products.


Francisca's story

Francisca, age 43, is married and has three school age children. They live together in Quimbiri, which is located in the edge of the Peruvian jungle. That is where she has her own house, which is made of wood. She recalls that it cost her a lot of sacrifice and knowing how to take advantage of the opportunities that presented themselves in order to get where she is today.

Ever since she was very young she longed to have her own store, and she got it. But, her adjustment was not so fast. She had few sales because she did not have experience in giving her customers good service. Now, with the experience she has, she feels more confident. Even her customers are more satisfied with the products she sells and the good service that she gives them.

She generally works on her own, but during vacation times she gets help from her children. She sells in her own neighborhood. Her future plan is to expand her business so that she can keep her oldest customers. That way she will be able to improve her quality of life.

This is her second loan with MFP. She promises to continue making her payments on time. Also, she gets along well with her communal bank because it provides many benefits. She will use the requested loan to buy basic needs merchandise in order to supply her store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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