A loan of $725 helped to buy Panettones, chocolate and other foods consumed during the Christmas season.


Erlinda's story

Erlinda, 43, lives in her own house with her husband, Oswaldo, 44, and their two minor children. Together they strive daily to get ahead seeking progress. For the last five years this hard working woman has sold food and basic need items in a store installed in her house. She says she enjoys it very much because it allows her to do her housework as well as help her husband meet household expenses. She works alone every day from 7am until 10pm. Her children help her only if they don’t have any schoolwork to do. Her profits are regular because she has the best stocked store in the zone. The length of time she’s been in business added to the good customer service have produced a large number of regular customers that prefer her because the prices of her various products are quite accessible. As an enterprising woman she plans to expand her installations in the future because it’s getting a bit small for the amount of products she stocks. This is her 7th loan with MFP and she promises to repay punctually because she does not want to disappoint the people who made this loan, which will allow her to stay in business seeking progress, possible. Erlinda plans to use the requested funds to buy a quantity of Panettones and other food items because, since the Christmas season is near, she wants to offer the best to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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