A loan of $1,125 helped to purchase an oven and ingredients for preparing roasted chickens.

Aurelia's story

Aurelia, age 49, is a hardworking and enterprising woman. She is separated from her husband and lives with her 14-year-old daughter who she loves dearly and wants to provide a better quality of life. Aurelia lives in her own home. She sells fast food and fried snacks, such as roasted chicken and “salchipapas” (sausages and fried potatoes), from a small space inside of her home. Her business is named “Las Dos Hermanitas” (The Two Little Sisters) and is well-known in the area. Aurelia has been serving her customers for four years. In her business, her daughter and another employee help with attending to the customers. She enjoys cooking and working because it keeps her occupied. Aurelia started working out of financial necessity since she receives no income from her ex-husband. Now she wants to grow her business a little more so that she can generate the necessary income to pay for the household expenses and her daughter’s education. She wants this very much, so she is motivated to continue striving and moving forward. Aurelia considers her business to be profitable because she has regular customers that she has gained as a result of her good service and charming personality. She has plans to grow her business by adding the sale of barbecued chickens.

This will be her fifth loan with the MFP organization. Aurelia is grateful for the financial support she has received so that she can advance her business. She wants to continue receiving this support, so she promises to continue the completion of her payments just as she did with her previous loans. Aurelia is pleased to be part of her Communal Bank group because she considers the members to be supportive and responsible individuals. The amount she requested will be invested in the purchase of an oven that costs 2500 PEN so that she can begin selling barbecued chickens. The rest of the loan will be invested in ingredients for preparing roasted chickens.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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