A loan of $950 helped to buy furniture to set up a restaurant.

Juana's story

Juana is 44 years old. She is married to Pelayo, who is 45, and together they have 6 children. They live together in their own house, which is located in the community of Periavente Alta, in the district of Llochegua. Juana is a sacrificing mother who works day after day for the well-being of her children, since she grows cacao and coffee on her parcel of land, which is located 30 minutes from her house. She also comments that she has been doing this work for 25 years with her husband, and thanks to it, they have succeeded in buying a house in the province of Huanta and several agricultural plots. For that reason she is happy; nevertheless, the transport of their products to the collection centers can be difficult, since they don't have access to a vehicle. For this reason, she is thinking about opening a restaurant, because she saw a great opportunity for this type of business. This will be her second loan with MFP, and so she promises to make her payments. With the 2500 PEN, she will purchase furniture for her restaurant.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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