A loan of $550 helped to buy snacks for her snack bar.

Irene's story

Irene, 46, is married to Gerardo, 52, and they have two children. They all live together in her own house located in Sivia District. Irene sells snacks at her school’s snack bar. At the beginning she didn’t know anything about what business was like but thanks to her parents’ teaching she was able to face it. However, it was not enough for her so she set up a counter to sell snacks and since then profits increased. The kind treatment and assorted products she offers have been very advantageous for her to win over customers. She is very excited about having gone into the business and now Irene wants to open a grocery store where she can stock her products and sell cereals, vegetables, meats and spices. This will be her first MFP loan and she commits to be effective with her installment payments. She will use the 1500 new soles to buy new products for her snack bar.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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