A loan of $675 helped to buy food ingredients.

Cinthya's story

Cinthya, 27, is a good, hard-working woman who is not afraid of the challenges that come up in her life. She is a single mother of a three-year-old and works to get ahead to give her young son the best quality of life possible. She lives with her mother and contributes to the household economy and chores. Cinthya sells food and cold beverages for a living, and also provides meals for a group of workers from a company near her home. She has been in business for 10 years, having learned to cook from her mother when she was a child. Her mother works with her, and she remembers how she learned little by little by watching her mother before she began her own business. Along the way she has learned many more things and now is one of the most renowned cooks on her block because of her delicious food.

She enjoys everything about her work, especially the fact that she can schedule her own time. Business is going well and she is earning a good income. One of her goals is to expand her locale and start working alone because she believes it is a good idea to begin doing things on her own to acquire more responsibility. This is her sixth loan through MFP and she is happying knowing she can count on your support to increase her working capital. She believes she will continue to be a good, responsible member just as she has been with previous loans. She enjoys the communal bank because all the members are responsible and very supportive. She plans to use the 1,800 PEN to buy food ingredients to continue her work, offering a variety of dishes to the growing number of customers she has.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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