A loan of $900 helped to buy 300 crates of fruit.

Olga's story

Olga is 21 years old. She is a determined single mother who lives with her 3 year-old daughter Jenifer in her own home which is located in the town of San Ramón (in the central Peruvian jungle). For two years, Olga has been travelling to the city of Tarma once a week to sell fruit wholesale to retail customers who then resell the fruit in the city's 'Mercado Modelo' market. What Olga most enjoys about her work is being able to travel because she gets to know different salespeople and she learns a lot from them.

This year, Olga's little daughter Jenifer started attending a school for children aged 4 and 5. This is an additional expense for Olga but it is also an expense that fills her with joy because her dream is to provide her young daughter with a good education. For this reason, she would like to open a grocery store where she can sell essentials and make extra income.

Olga is a member of the "Mujeres de Éxito" (Successful Women) community bank and this is her third loan from MFP. She is grateful for the support that she receives and hopes to be able to continue working for the progress of her association. On this occasion, Olga will buy larger quantities of fruit. She will use her loan to buy an average of 300 crates of different types of fruit, especially seasonal fruit.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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