A loan of $575 helped to buy soft drinks, sweets, biscuits and candies.

Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth, 34, is a good woman, kind, hardworking and determined. She is a single mother of 2 children, 13 and 2 years of age. They are her inspiration and motivate her to work hard every day to proviD. them with the best in education and food. She lives in her mother's house with her sister and her father. Elizabeth sells candies and other products in a kiosk located in a school in a poor neighbourhood of the city. She has only been doing this for the last 3 months and she works alone. What she likes about the work is that she has time available to take care of the many household chores. She sells only at school peak hours at the entrances, during breaks and changes in shifts at the school. She also has a buisness in her home selling groceries which her mother helps her with. She is doing very well and hopes to continue doing as well as she is now. This will be her 7th loan with MFP. She is very happy knowing that financial supprot will be available as she will thus feel secure moving forward with her business or work. On the other hand, she agrees once again to make her repayments as with the other loans she had. With the amount requested, she will buy products to sell in her kiosk such as soft drinks, sweets, biscuits, candies and more as she wants to implement her business so as to have more products to offer her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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