A loan of $725 helped to buy a quantity of vegetables to stock her business.


Sabina's story

Sabina is 50 years old, widowed, and has two young children, Freddy and Deysi. They live together in their own home which is located in Quimbiri district. Sabina's age is no obstacle to her working hard for the well-being of her children. For this reason, she works every day in her business selling vegetables. She has a stall in Quimbiri district market. Sabina has been in this business for 25 years. She used to sell her products as an itinerant street vendor but now she has a fixed sales location which she has had since the local municipality started building the model market. This means that Sabrina and several other salespeople can currently offer their merchandise for sale whilst complying with the regulations and municipal ordinances.

Selling vegetables provides Sabina with good profits and she has the unconditional support of her children who are always looking out to meet her customers' demands. In the future, Sabina plans to buy another stall where she can sell groceries and she thereby hopes to continue making progress.

This is Sabina's fifth loan with MFP and she pledges to continue making her repayments on time. She is happy to be working with her community bank since she receives a lot of benefits from it. Sabina plans to invest her loan money in buying merchandise with the goal of stocking her vegetable stall. In this way, she hopes to improve her profits.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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