A loan of $575 helped to buy papaya, cocona fruit, and citrus fruits.

Ludovina's story

Ludovina, 40, is a woman who always faced up to the adversities of life. She is the mother of Joselin, 6, whom she raises alone because she separated from her partner and now she has to face educating and raising her minor daughter by herself. She lives with her in a rented room. Ludovina has a job selling regional products. Among the things she offers she has charcoal, fruits such as papaya, cocona, limes, and oranges, and other products. She invests business in everything she sees because in her line of work she knows that, if she gives it a lot of effort, things will turn out well.

She has been doing her job for 12 years, and every day she goes to a very crowded market where she has a stall that she cleans and organizes to wait for her customers and offer them the best products in the region. She always serves with a huge smile on her face because, in the time she has had her business, she learned that the customer is always right. It is going very well for her because she has a lot of customers and so she can have good income. She always has some new project in mind or a new business to get into, and this is why she has very big plans for the future. For the moment she only wants to work a lot to be able to raise sufficient capital to expand her business.

This will be her second loan with MFP. She is very happy to know she will have some financial help because in this way she will feel much more secure about making progress in her job. She also promises once again to make her payments on time, as in the previous loans she had. She also is very happy to belong to her communal bank because everybody is very responsible and supportive.

With the requested amount of 1500 PEN she will buy more products for her business. She wants to stock up on regional products because later she will have to buy at a higher price because of the season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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