A loan of $1,125 helped to purchase ingredients for the preparation of food, and also tables and chairs.

Lita's story

Lita, aged 48, is a friendly and very enterprising woman who is not afraid of challenges. She lives with Tolentino, aged 52, with whom she has five children. Four of them are grown, and thanks to her wise guidance, are productive people in society. María, her younger daughter aged 15, is the only one who still depends on Lita for her education. They live together in their own home where they work hard every day to be able to have a better quality of life.

As she does everyday, Lita leaves her home very early in the morning to find the ingredients and supplies to be able to prepare the delicious dishes that delight her faithful diners on a daily basis. She has been doing this work for six years, and during this time she has been working on her own as she has no help from anybody. She is doing very well, and generates good sales on a daily basis, with which she earns good income that she uses to be able to meet her children's principal needs.

She has many goals, but for the moment she wants to grow her business and begin to sell breakfast and additional dishes in the evenings.

This will be her twelfth loan with MFP. She is very happy to know that she will get financial support, as with this she will feel confident in advancing with her work. For her part, she agrees to continue being a punctual client and to make her repayments as scheduled. She is very happy to belong to her communal bank, as everyone is very responsible and supportive.

With the requested amount of 3,000 soles, she will purchase ingredients and supplies to continue with her business. She will also purchase new tables and chairs to be able to better serve her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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