A loan of $725 helped to buy more clothes.


Olimpia's story

Olimpia is a cheerful and hard-working woman from the town of San Francisco. She is 28 years old and married to 31 year-old Mauth. The couple have four children and live in their own home. Olimpia works very hard. She is an optimistic woman who decided to start her own business. For eight years she has been selling nationally-produced and imported clothes to suit her customers tastes. She does her work with a lot of energy because she enjoys it. It is easier for her to have her business near her home because it saves her time so that she can prepare breakfast and lunch for the whole family. She considers the difficult part of her business to be not having the support she needs from her partner because he is engaged in other work and so she must make her sales independently. The success of Olimpia's business lies in the good service she provides and the variety of merchandise that she offers her customers at reasonable prices. With the support of this loan, she will travel to the city of Lima to buy a range of clothes wholesale. Eventually, in order to improve her financial situation, she is planning to open a store in a shopping mall. This will be Olimpia's eighth loan from MFP and she pledges to continue making her repayments on time. This time she hopes that she will be able to count on your support so that she can continue making progress. Olimpia will use the 2,000 Peruvian soles to buy a range of summer clothing owing to the high temperatures in the rainforest region where she lives.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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