A loan of $575 helped to buy ingredients and supplies.

Ida's story

Ida is 28 years old. She is a young woman who has a desire to get ahead in life and do well for her future. She lives with her partner by whom she has a three-year-old son. They live together in their own home and, together with her partner, Ida works hard to provide their son with a better quality of life. Ida's business is selling food in the evenings. She goes out to sell her products on the sidewalk outside her house. She had been selling her food continually for seven years but stopped approximately one year ago owing to some problems. However, six months ago she started selling her food again and her business is up and running again. As her food is tasty, her customers are always seeking her out so that they can eat her delicious dishes. She works alone and would like to make progress, doing her good work.

What Ida likes about her work is that it gives her time to be with her young son and she also has time to take care of her household. Her business is doing well as her customers are very loyal. This is because she provides good customer service and delicious food. She hopes to continue selling her food for a long time to come and, in the future, she would like to improve the infrastructure of her business.

This will be Ida's second loan from MFP. Her first loan went very well and she hopes to be able to continue doing well. She is very grateful for the loan she has been given as it will allow her to re-start the work that she used to carry out which is going better now. She will use the sum of 1,500 soles that she has requested to buy ingredients and supplies so that she can continue with her food sales business. She hopes to be able to buy in bulk as this allows her to earn more.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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