A loan of $950 helped to buy raw material to prepare food and to buy cases of beer and soft drinks.

Jackeline's story

Twenty-eight-year-old Jackeline is a very kind and hardworking woman. She lives in her own home with her partner Victor, who is 30, and their two beloved children, seven-year-old Hugo and three-year-old Virginia. She wants to offer them a better quality of life.

Jackeline's business is selling fast food, specifically fried chicken and beer, soft drinks, and ice. Her stand is in her home and every weekend she brings in many cases of beer and soft drinks to replace the ones she goes through during the week. She is a very cheerful and charismatic salesperson, which is why her customers choose her over her competition. She still remembers when she started this business and she only sold small quantities, but with time she was able to gain more customers and her sales rose. She's doing very well since having two businesses means she earns twice as much for her household and it allows her to offer her family better living conditions. What she likes most about her work is talking with her customers, since is makes her long workdays more enjoyable. She has had this business for six years and she thinks the hardest part is moving the heavy cases of beer. In the future, she hopes to set up a store where she can offer her clients better service. This will be her sixth loan with MFP and she counts on their support to continue with her objectives. She also promises to make her payments on time, as she did with her previous loans. She is thankful for being part of the communal bank because all of its members are responsible, supportive people. She will use the 2,5000 nuevos soles to buy ingredients for her business, as well as many cases of soft drinks and beer to have ready to sell for the holidays.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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