A loan of $1,125 helped to buy tables and chairs and make the first payment for the purchase of a refrigerator.

Neyd's story

Neyd is a young, 19-year-old single mother who has a one-year-old daughter. She lives with her brother in the indigenous community of Pumpuriani. She lives in the house of her ex-partner, who sends her a monthly support payment. Thanks to the concern and support of Ángel, her ex-partner, for her little daughter, Neyd has been able to open a store selling groceries and other basic products in her home. There she deals with her customers, who for the most part are her neighbors. In the same way, she began a restaurant, where she offers lunches and dinners. "I cannot complain. The father of my daughter always helps us, in spite of the fact that we are separated," Neyd mentions. "The store is profitable. Every two weeks I go to the city of Pichanaki to buy more supplies. I am earning more or less 40 PEN (about $15) a day," she adds. In a few months, she hopes to enlarge and furnish her restaurant, with food service, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and perhaps serve a few extra dishes. With the support of her cousin, who cooks, they want to attract customers from their district and even outsiders. "Everything depends on how hard we work," she comments, with a smile that is hopeful and at the same time tender. With your help Neyd will be able to obtain her first loan through MFP, and for this reason she looks courageous, because she knows that with the capital she will be able to begin her journey to self improvement. The money that she hopes to obtain is destined for the enlargement of her restaurant with the purchase of tables, chairs, and shelves, as well as acquiring a refrigerator to keep her food in good condition.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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