A loan of $1,125 helped to buy bags of rice and sugar, cans of oil, canned goods, and milk.

Angela's story

Angela, 53, is married to Juan, with whom she has three children, but lives with only one of them. This family lives in their own house in the district of San Ramón, province of Chanchamayo.

Angela is enterprising. Thanks to her effort she managed to set up a small business in her own house. She began ten years ago. Now her store is more stocked and with more products. "It is going well for me. What sells most are the groceries and the meat, principally chicken," she mentions.

For his part, Juan works in construction jobs. In this way he contributes income for the daily family expenses. One of his problems was the financial problem when his children were in school. Now that they already left home or they work independently, his life is more calm. Even so, Angela works in her store and watches so that the household necessities are never lacking.

This will be her twelfth loan from MFP, and she is committed to being punctual in making her payments. She belongs to Las Heliconias Communal Bank, whose members, women, are close and supportive.

She will invest the money in buying groceries such as bags of rice and sugar, cans of oil, canned goods, and cans of milk to sell in her store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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