A loan of $375 helped to buy more fish and trays.

Ida's story

Ida, 21, is a young woman with a strong desire to get ahead. She lives with her spouse and their two-year-old son. They live together in her parents’ house with her parents and her grandparents.

Ida’s work consists in selling fish. She goes out early in the morning to look for fresh fish in the city’s Bellavista market. From there she takes the products to her spouse’s father’s house, a place with lots of passersby. She sets up a table there to sell this seafood and waits for customers to come by looking for fresh fish. She’s been doing this work for a year and to date has been doing it alone because her spouse works in another department of Perú; he sends her a bit of economic help.

What she likes about her work is that it leaves her with time to be at home doing other things during the afternoon and also because every day she earns good income because her work produces good profits. She hopes to be able to support herself and perhaps later on open a grocery store at home.

This will be her second MFP loan. She did well with the previous one and was responsible with her payments. She is very grateful for the opportunity she’s being given to increase working capital because that will lead to higher profits. She will use the requested 1000 soles to buy fresh fish as well as a few trays and materials to be able to sell her fish more comfortably.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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