A loan of $575 helped purchase a diverse variety of fish.

Aleyda's story

Aleyda is 34 years old. She is a good, friendly woman. She is married and the mother of four children who are still minors and depend on her for their education and sustenance. They live in their own house and every day she goes to work in order to give her family a better quality of life.

Aleyda buys and sells fish as a street vendor for a living. She delivers her products, which she purchases at affordable prices, to people's homes. She has many customers since she sells the freshest fish and she is a cheerful saleswoman who always greets her customers with a smile. When she started this business it was very difficult for her to find suitable fish or a product that was in good condition. She has learned a lot over time and now she is one of the best vendors in the region.

Conversing and joking with her customers is what she likes most about her job. She has been doing this for 14 years and she considers the odor from the fish the most difficult thing to bear as it sticks to her clothes and she has to bear it most of the day. In the future, she hopes to have a small refrigerator from which she can sell her fish without fear that it will go bad in the heat of the sun.

This will be her 13th loan with MFP. She has always been a good member of her communal bank where they love her very much because she is very responsible and supportive. She hopes that she will get this loan which will be backing for her and she will be able to continue growing her business. She believes that she will continue being a very punctual member and will make her payments on time like she did with all her previous loans.

With the 1500 soles [Peruvian currency] requested she will buy more products (all types of fish) so she can offer her customers more variety.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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