A loan of $575 helped to buy more products to stock her business.

Donatilda's story

Donatilda is 29 years old. She is a hardworking woman. She lives in her own home with her spouse, Valerio, who is 33 years old, and her daughter Heidy, who 6. She wants to offer her a good future. Donatilda fights to get ahead at her work. She is a merchant and has a produce store located in her community. Donatilda's store is frequented a lot buy buyers because she serves them very cordially. She opens her doors very early and is ready to receive her first buyers, who, knowing the variety of merchandise that her store has, don't hesitate to buy from her. What she likes the most about her job is talking to customers, since this is one of her abilities she uses to gain more consumers. She has been in this business for 10 years and considers the most difficult thing to be standing almost all day long.

Over time, she plans on increasing her earnings by expanding her store. This will be her second loan with MFP and she is very happy knowing that she will have financial support to be able to continue doing her job. She is well liked in her communal bank because she is a responsible person. With the 1,500 nuevos soles, she can buy more produce for her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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