A loan of $375 helped to buy products to prepare more food.

Maria's story

María, who is 47 years old, as a very likable and hardworking woman who lives in her own house with her husband Juan who is 50 years old and their youngest daughter Solange who is 10, and to whom they want to offer a better quality of life. For María, work is not an activity that causes her problems because she has a thousand trades. Among her main activities she sells food, watches her store and her guesthouse. Now she offers a food service to the professors at the Teaching Institute of Tarma. She prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner because she feels like they are in her care. What she likes most about her job is to do things really well because she is very detail oriented in this respect. She has been doing this for 2 years and she thinks the most difficult part is splitting her time between all the various jobs she does. For the future, she wants to be able to have a restaurant which she hopes will increase her economic income. This is her first loan with MFP and she hopes to be very punctual with her payments. In her communal bank she is a very respected member owing to the responsibility she demonstrates. With the 1000 nuevos soles she is requesting she will buy more ingredients to prepare more food.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Fanning

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