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A loan of $1,125 helped to buy school shoes and uniforms.


Cindy's story

Cindy is 21, and a hard-working young woman. She is the mother of a little 4-year-old girl, Kaori, whom she is raising in the home of her partner's parents.

She works hard, as what she wants most is to be able to offer a better quality of life to her young daughter. Cindy sells clothing and shoes. She brings her products here from Lima and sells them to her customers, who are her friends, family members, and neighbors.

She sells in two ways, cash and credit. Each item has its price and a slight mark-up according to the type of sale she is making, but when she doesn't have many sales, she goes out to sell on the street; or she goes to where they call her, as sometimes her customers want her to take goods to their home.

She has been doing this work for a year, and does it on her own. She likes her work because she can arrange her schedule as she likes, at the same time as she generates good income for her household.

She feels very comfortable in her business, although she would love to be able to increase her stock, and someday have a shop where she can serve customers more conveniently.

This will be her fourth loan with MFP, so she is hoping for your help, in order to continue toward her goals. With the amount applied for, 3,000 soles, she will buy more merchandise, as the back-to-school season is approaching, and she wants to take advantage by selling school shoes and uniforms.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie


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