A loan of $1,125 helped to buy rice, sugar, milk, noodles, and canned goods.

Ricardina's story

Ricardina, age 44, ia a hard-working woman. She lives in her own house with her 46 year old husband, Sergio, and their three beloved children. She wishes to offer them a better quality of life. Ricardina is a woman with arduous work to do.

She therefore gets up very early in order to prepare the food for the members of her family. She then heads to open the doors of her business to wait for her first customers. Ricardina’s grocery story is one of the busiest in the town where she lives. This is because of her great charisma and her kind service. These traits have made her business the one that her neighbors prefer. They do not hesitate to make their purchases knowing the great variety of basic needs products they will find in Ricardina’s store.

What she likes the most about her work is talking with her customers. She has been in this business for ten years. The most difficult part is having to stay on her feet all day.

With the support of the requested loan she will buy more provisions for her store. Later on she hopes that her business will grow and become the most preferred and the busiest one in her community. This will be her fouth loan with MFP. She knows that she has the responsibility to make all of her payments punctually, and she is prepared to do so.

In her communal bank she is always up to date on all of the agreements they have made. She will use the requested 3,000 soles to buy more merchandise like sacks of rice, sugar, milk, noodles, and canned goods, among other products.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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