A loan of $750 helped to buy shelves and materials.


Raquel's story

Raquel, age 25, is a young single woman. She lives with her mother Bertha and her sister Jackelin in their own house, which is in the town of El Tambo. She studies industrial engineering at a recognized university in the area, and she has one year left to complete her degree. She wants to rise up and make progress, so she works very hard.

In the mornings Raquel works at a state-owned company, where they pay her a monthly salary. In the afternoons she works in the family business. For four years she has offered laundry services; her mother taught her to remove all kinds of stains from clothing, so she washed dozens of items and with time the work affected her health. This is how she decided to buy a washing machine. She now has two, and thanks to these appliances she offers laundry services and can save time, energy and can stock up more to continue offering high-quality service.There is enough demand for her laundry service that she really needs to have another washing machine, and she is thinking about buying one in the future.

Raquel belongs to the “Porvenir 2 de mayo” (The Future of May 2) communal bank, and this is her eleventh loan with MFP, so she hopes for your collaboration to help her continue with her goals. In turn, she promises to make her payments. She is also grateful to be part of her communal bank because all the members are responsible and have strong ties to each other. If Raquel receives your support, she will invest the money in buying shelves and materials to remodel her work space.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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