A loan of $750 helped to buy staples.


Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth, 30, is a simple woman. She has been living with her husband, Lucio, for 12 years. They have four children, all minors, whom they are raising in their own home, located in the city of Pampas. Her principal work is agriculture: she plants potatoes and maca (an indigenous root crop) on their own land in the upper area of the city. She sells her crops at harvest to a well known market in the area.

Three months ago Elizabeth opened a small grocery store where she sells fruit, milk and other staples. Consequently she does not have the same energy as before to do extensive planting. In addition her husband works in a mine where he earns a fixed wage that enables him to support their small children. She works hard because she has to care for her children alone during the week since her husband only returns from working on the weekends when the family is reunited.

This is Elizabeth’s first loan with MFP and she awaits your collaboration so that she can concretize her plans. She promises to make all her payments on time. As well, she is happy to be part of her communal bank because all the members are responsible and supportive. Upon receiving your help, she will invest the money in the purchase of staples for her store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney


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