A loan of $725 helped to purchase two video games in order to set up her business.

Luz's story

Luz is 41 years old. She lives with her 48 year-old husband Rubén and her 3 grown-up children. They work hard every day to get ahead in life. Two years ago this entrepreneurial woman set up an Internet café in her house. She starts working at 9 o'clock in the morning and works until 10 o'clock at night. She is very happy because her children help to mind the business when she has to go out. Although the business is relaxed, she says that she has to make sacrifices because very often her customers ask her to stay open until late. However, because she makes a good income, she tries to make these sacrifices and continues to work in order to help her husband with the constant household expenses. Over time, she has attracted good customers who keep coming back. She has also managed to set up her Internet stations better. In the future, she is planning to expand her business and she also wants to set up a video game rental place.

This will be the tenth loan which Luz has had from MFP and she pledges to make her repayments in a timely manner because she does not want to give a bad impression to the people who, through funding her loan, will allow her to continue working in search of progress. Luz plans to invest the loan in the purchase of 2 video games in order to begin her future business which she says she will improve her income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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