A loan of $575 helped to buy rice, oil and potatoes wholesale.

Delina's story

24-year-old Delina is a hard-working and determined woman who has a great desire to do well in life. She lives with her common-law husband Walner, who is an employee. They live together in her in-laws' home together with their son, her in-laws and brother- and sisters-in-law. Delina's business is selling food such as 'juanes' and roast chicken. She sets up her table in front of her father-in-law's home and serves her customers in a kind and friendly manner. She has more than a year's experience in this business and, up to now, she has had the support of her mother-in-law in preparing her food and serving her customers, who are mainly neighbors.

Delina enjoys her business as it allows her to make income with which she can cover her household expenses and the needs of her young son who is her motivation to continue making progress. However, the supplies that she needs rise in price and this reduces her profits. She has plans to continue in her business and keep it running. To achieve this, she would like to expand it, buying tables and chairs so that she can make her customers more comfortable.

This will be Delina's second loan from MFP. She feels grateful for the financial support that they give her so that she can continue in her business and make progress with her plans. She says that she feels comfortable with her community bank as she considers the members to be good and thoughtful people. Delina will invest her 1,500 soles in buying ingredients for preparing her food wholesale. This will make her better profits. She will buy supplies such as rice, oil, potatoes, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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