A loan of $375 helped to buy more chickens to sell their meat.

Sarli's story

Sarli is 29 years old. She is a hardworking and dedicated woman, in addition to being cheerful and sociable. She lives with Edson, who works in transportation and is the father of her 4 year old twin daughters, whom they love very much. Together they live comfortably in their own home that they bought with much effort. Sarli's activity is selling chickens. To do this, she gets up very early every day and goes to where the the farmers from the surrounding towns go and she buys from them wholesale. Later she takes them to sell in the market where she sells them retail, generally selling everything she has in the morning. In the afternoon she sells snacks from a table in front of her house. Her customers are her own neighbors.

She started this business more than a year ago with her own capital, and so far she does the work alone. She considers her business to be very profitable because it leaves her with good earnings and has helped her pay for her household expenses. She decided to start this business because before she didn't have her own income and her spouse' many times wasn't enough. Facing this difficulty, she decided to help him pay for the household expenses and in that way offer her daughters a better quality of life.

Now after seeing the good results that she is getting, she has plans to go into another business that she has seen is profitable, selling clothes. This will be loan number 2 with the MFP institution. She is grateful to know that she can count on financial support to continue her business. In addition she is happy with her communal bank, for the support they have given to people with businesses.

With the 1000 nuevos soles she has asked for, she will invest in buying merchandise for her business, that is, a greater quantity of chickens, seeking good prices for her purchases in volume, thus making more profit.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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