A loan of $375 helped to buy more clothing.

Alejandra's story

Alejandra is 45-years old and married to 45-year old Teofilo. They have two children, Elba aged 8 and Able aged 6. They are the reason why Alejandra and Teofilo work so hard; they wish to see their children grow up to make something of themselves and become a useful part of society. They live in their own house located in Pichari district.

Ever since she was a child, Alejandra has enjoyed helping her parents with any jobs they gave her, but her parents knew very little about economics. The store she used to run and which provided their income failed, and their agricultural business also fell through. Alejandra and her family had many problems but over time, they succeeded in overcoming them and with much sacrifice they now have a store where she sells clothing.

Alejandra has now learned to be cautious with the business decisions she makes and is doing better. Sometimes she has assistance from Teofilo but usually she works on her own. She runs the store out of her house.

In the near future her wish is to better stock the store so she can gain more customers. This will be her second loan with Kiva partner MFP, for which she is grateful and promises to make the repayments punctually. In her community bank she is a enthusiastic and motivated member. With the loan of S/. 2000, Alejandra will buy more clothing for the store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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