A loan of $750 helped to buy groceries and soft drinks.


Sonia's story

Sonia, age 46, is a hardworking and earnest woman. In addition, she is friendly and cordial. Sonia is separated from her partner, but she lives with her five-year-old daughter. Her nephew and his 11-year-old daughter also live with her in her home. Sonia sells groceries and soft drinks from a store she opened in her home. There she provides friendly and cordial service to her customers, most of whom are neighbors who have been doing business with her for more than four years. Sonia’s daughter helps her in the business. She is grateful to have a business in her home because she can look after the needs of her daughter and her household. The amount she earns helps to cover the household expenses since the support from her ex-husband is not enough. Sonia has achieved good results to date and she has plans to continue and expand her business.

This will be her third loan with the MFP organization. Sonia hopes to receive assistance so that she can continue with her objectives. In addition, she gets along with her Communal Bank and considers her group to be responsible and unified. The amount of 2000 PEN that she requested will be invested in the purchase of more groceries and soft drinks at a wholesale price. This will increase her profit margins and provide more inventory for her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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