A loan of $375 helped to buy ingredients to make meals.

Saturnina's story

Saturnina, 54, is a widow and lives in her own home together with her only son, Yoni, who is 15 years old. She gives him the best. Her age doesn't stop her from continuing to fight for a better life for herself and her son. Saturnina is a joyful woman and has a great desire to improve herself.

She sells food in her town's market. She has a small stall where she has been working for 10 years. Saturnina sells food beginning very early in the morning and her customers leave satisfied by the delicious things she prepares. She earns good money selling food, and her son provides her with his unconditional support, helping meet the demands of her customers.

Her plan for the future is to buy more supplies so that she can feed her customers better. This will be her 5th loan with MFP. She knows that if she pays on time, she will be able to access other loans more easily and without complications in her village bank. With the 3,000 nuevos soles that she requested, she will buy more provisions to give better food to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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