A loan of $1,100 helped to buy clothes.

Irma's story

Irma is 30 years old. She lives with her mother and son in her parents’ house since her husband works in another country. She’s been selling clothes for over six and a half months. This is merchandise that she takes to another city to sell every weekend. At every biweekly payday she goes to Lima to stock up on new styles of merchandise. The type of garment she usually sells is children’s clothes although she sometimes also sells sweaters and jackets for adults. During all this time working she has faced many experiences, some good and some bad, that have taught her how to face them. She has managed to secure sales space in the commercial market in the city that she travels to so she expects to establish herself and stock up on merchandise. This is why she’s asking for a loan to bring these plans to fruition.

This is loan #6 with MFP. She considers being part of a communal bank to be very beneficial because it allows her to improve her business and to improve as a person because she has space for friendships with each of the bank members which she values highly. She will use the requested loan to buy clothes to stock her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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