A loan of $1,100 helped buy a motorized cart and merchandise for clothing sales business.

Susan's story

Susan, 29, lives with her partner, Octavio, and their son in a house that they own. She likes to get up early so that she can work at her two jobs, as a cook and as the operator of a clothing business. She has worked at both for 10 years. She is happy with the work, cooking delicious food, on one hand, and selling original and unique items of clothing, on the other. Her customers appreciate what she has to offer and come to her for what they need. In the summer, the heat in the Peruvian jungle is suffocating so Susan's customers avoid going out when they can. Consequently, she generally works selling clothes after 4:00pm so that she doesn't miss anyone. Her greatest wish is to have another source of income so that she can better provide for her family. This is her third MFP loan and she is committed to repaying it on the agreed-upon dates because the community bank provides much-needed financing. With the three-thousand new soles loan, she will buy a motorized cart, an investment that will help her increase her family's income. She will also buy items of clothing to fill existing orders.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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