A loan of $750 helped to buy silver jewelry.

Lucy's story

Lucy is 40 years old. She is a hard-working woman with a great desire to get ahead, as well as being cheerful and friendly. She lives together with Wilquer, who works in the field of transportation and is the father of her 1-year-old child. Together they live in their own house, which they purchased with great effort. Lucy's business is selling a range of merchandise such as clothing for men, women and children, as well as silver accessories such as bracelets, necklaces and rings. She buys all of these products in Lima through her aunt, and she sells them from her home to friends, family members and neighbors, in addition to people who are recommended to her. She has dedicated herself to this business for more than 6 years, and up to now she has done it by herself. She likes her business because of the income, the ability to set her working hours, and the feeling of independence, as she strives to become a prosperous business owner. She considers her business quite profitable because of the earnings it gives her. Thus, she plans to continue with her business and increase her stock of merchandise so her business will grow. This will be loan number 7 for her with the MFP institution. She hopes for your support so that she can carry out her plans. She also comments that she is happy with her communal bank, since they support people by providing lines of credit. With the requested amount of 2000 Peruvian new soles, she will invest in buying merchandise such as silver jewelry in order to have stock available to sell, looking for lower prices by purchasing in volume.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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