A loan of $750 helped to buy products for her store and ingredients to prepare food.

Luz's story

Luz, 19, is a young, kind, hard-working woman. She lives with her common-law husband in her mother's home and they have no children yet. Luz and her family work hard to have a better quality of life. She runs a grocery store that is located on a very busy street where she receives the daily visit of customers who shop at her store knowing they can find everything they need. Besides this job, she also works as a nurse at a health center near her house. At night she and her husband sell food, so they have three sources of income for the family's well-being and security.

She has been handling her own businesses alone since before it was her mother who did it. Now she works alone although her mother helps, too. What she enjoys about her work is that she is able to be involved in three activities while also studying. She is grateful for her success and hopes to grow and expand her business to obtain more income.

This is her third loan through MFP. She is content knowing that she can count on financial support since this gives her more security in advancing in her work. She is committed to paying back the loan on time, as with previous loans. She enjoys her communal bank because all the members are responsible and supprotive.

She plans to use the 2,000 PEN loan to buy merchandise for the store and the necessary ingredients to make the food she sells.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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