A loan of $550 helped buy ingredients and inputs to continue working in this business she likes so much.


Mónica Isabel's story

Mónica (28 years old) is a courageous woman who is ready to fight for her ideals. She is married and the mother of 3 beautiful children. She works, along with her husband, so they can buy a piece of land and build a wooden house. Mónica’s work begins very early in the morning, going to the market to choose the best vegetables and meats so that she can cook the meals that she sells in a place near her house. Because there are a lot of jobs in construction, the construction workers are her regular customers. She has two people to help her in her work because she couldn’t prepare food for so many people by herself. What she likes about her job is that the people who are her customers are punctual and respectful. What she doesn’t enjoy is having to get up early to go to the market because her husband can’t go with her. She has to go by herself and the area where she lives is on the outskirts of town and is dangerous. However, Mónica knows the risk is worth it because she finds her work to be very profitable. This is Mónica’s third loan with Microfinanzas Prisma and things have gone well for her. She expects to be able to continue the same and she wants to continue to be part of the group that works with Microfinanzas Prisma. With the PEN 1,500.00 that she has requested, she will buy ingredients and inputs to continue working in this business she likes so much.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day


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