A loan of $1,125 helped to buy ingredients to prepare food, and to change her kitchen utensils.


Norma's story

Norma, 37, is a kind and very good woman. She is separated from the man with whom she lived for many years and with whom she had two children, Gleysi, 17, and Cristina, 3. As the brave mother that she is, she works daily to be able to give a better quality of life to her daughters, with whom she lives in her own house.

Norma's job consists of selling food. She has a very crowded restaurant in her house where she has worked on this activity for 13 years. She has the help of two people whom she hired because the demand for her dishes increases more every day and she cannot do it alone. Thanks to the help of these two people she can be calmer, because they support her work.

She is very happy with her business because it allows her to give work to people who want to generate income for their families. It also allows her to be with her daughters, who are at the age when they need the wise advice of their parents and for their parents to show them the way to being good people. She has a lot of customers, which allows her to have a lots of sales and improve her income daily. She hopes to be able to improve the infrastructure of her place, as well as to be able to make her business grow and sell her customers a greater variety of meals.

This will be her fifth loan with MFP. She is very happy because they give her financial support and so she will be able to increase her working capital. She knows that she will have to be very responsible and especially very punctual. She is happy to belong to her communal bank because she sees that they are very supportive.

With the requested sum of 3000 PEN she will buy ingredients and supplies. She also will change some utensils with which she does her work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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