A loan of $750 helped to purchase more clothing.

Lia's story

Lia, 27, is a good, friendly and enterprising woman. Regarding her life circumstances she is a single mother and has to raise her youngest daughter Tracy who is six all by her herself. Nevertheless, as her character is that of an exuberant and strong woman, she is not daunted by anything and is willing to move forward along with her daughter, who is her driving force and reason for overcoming. Every day Lia goes out very early in search of products from the wholesale merchants of secondhand clothing. From there she heads to her post on a downtown street surrounded by many people who are doing their shopping. There she takes the opportunity to display her products for sale. Additionally, when she isn't making many sales at her stand she heads for the nearby hamlets or pueblos in order to sell her products or exchange them for poultry. She has been doing this work for four years and enjoys it a lot since she is in charge of her own schedule and occasionally may travel. It's going very well for her since she sells a lot, and more when she sells in other places. She hopes to keep working and making progress little by little, and thus in the future to set up a clothing shop.

This will be her third loan with MFP. She is very happy that they would offer her financial support so she can increase her working capital. She knows she will have to be very responsible and above all highly punctual. With the requested amount of 2,000 Peruvian soles she will purchase more items of apparel since she wishes to pass through the hamlets and pueblos which is where she sells more, and so makes better earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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