A loan of $200 helped to buy materials to set up a shoe-mending business.

Vilma's story

Vilma is 24 years old. She lives in her sister's house with her sister and her young daughter. Together they work hard every day to get ahead. This hard-working woman has been selling meals for more than two years. She sells her meals in the morning, from a rented stall in her area. She is very satisfied since her profits are daily and she only has to take care of the business for part of the day. In the evenings she goes out to do her cleaning job in a hotel in a neighboring district.

Vilma has a great desire to get ahead in life and, for this reason, she works tirelessly to educate her daughter well and offer her a better quality of life. Vilma likes her work a lot because it makes her regular income. She is thinking of setting up a shoe-mending business with her brother-in-law who is a shoe maker. In this way she hopes to get ahead in life.

This is Vilma's first loan with MFP and she pledges to make her repayments in a timely manner since she doesn't want to let down the people who are making this support possible as it will allow her to continue working in search of progress. Vilma plans to invest her loan in buying materials to set up a shoe-mending business with her brother-in-law.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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