A loan of $1,125 helped to buy staples to stock her store.

Charita's story

Charita, 39, is a friendly and very hardworking woman. The moment she was left a single mother, she did not have a single doubt that she would do any work necessary in order to move her four children forward. They are Ludin, 20, Ludger, 16, Alith, 14 and Merlis, 13. They live together in their own house and she tries every day to give them a better quality of life.

Charita’s grocery store is always open very early. Consequently she has many customers who come looking for some item or staple. Charita waits on them with a wide smile and good service. Her business, which she has been engaged in for more than 8 years, is located in a space that she fixed up in her house. She started in this work because she had to meet her children’s needs. She likes what she does because she does not have to leave the premises and remains in control of her home and is there to help her children whenever they need her. She is grateful for her two older children’s help. They are always at her side and sometime help wait on customers.

Now she wants to continue working hard and to be able to offer a greater variety of products to her customers. This will be her fourth loan with MFP. She is very pleased to know that she will have financial support since she will feel more confident of advancing in her business. She is committed once again to making her payments on time for she does not want to look bad to her group.. With the 3000 soles requested she will buy a greater quantity and variety of products and merchandise to offer her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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