A loan of $1,125 helped to buy more garments to sell.

Andrea's story

Andrea, 33, lives with Ruben, 33, and together they have 5 children. They live in their own home, located in the Pichari district. Andrea is a very good client with a good credit history. She has a business selling clothing and shoes in an itinerant manner. She does this work along with her beloved husband. They take their products throughout all of the valley, from their town to as far as Puerto Ene. For them, this work begins on Wednesdays when they go around to many towns, looking for a good quantity of customers in each town to whom they can sell their products. Also, the people who already know them always buy their garments, because they offer them for sale at an affordable price. Before doing this kind of work, Andrea used to sell vegetables, which was also profitable, but this business had the disadvantage that the products were very perishable. This is why she switched to selling clothing. In the future, she is thinking of renting a sales stall in the same town of Pichari, so that she would not have to travel from one place to another to sell her clothing, because this is very arduous work. This is the second loan that she has taken with MFP, and so she promises once more to make all of her scheduled payments. Andrea is happy and content with her communal bank, because everyone in the group is punctual with their payments. With the 3,000 Peruvian soles she requests, she will buy more garments to sell.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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