A loan of $550 helped to purchase products to restock her shop.

Ricardina's story

Ricardina is a hardworking 38-year-old woman who lives in her own home with her husband, Efrain age 36, and their 3 children, to whom she wishes to give a good education for a better future. Ricardina is an assiduous woman who runs a stand, and this business helps her get ahead. She is a small business owner who sells basic need items out of a store located in her community. Her business is well-frequented, so she opens very early in the morning, ready to receive her first customers, who will no doubt purchase something because of the wide variety of goods that she offers. What she likes most about her job is conversing with her customers because this is one of the skills that she employs in order to gain more customers. She has been in business for 5 years, and what she considers to be the most difficult aspect of her job is staying on her feet almost all day long. In time, she hopes to increase her earnings by opening a mini market. This is her first loan with MFP. She feels that this loan will help her a lot with her business progress, and she is willing to make her repayments punctually, according her payment plan. With this loan, she will purchase more provisions to restock her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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