A loan of $375 helped to buy materials for making bricks and basic household products with which to stock her store.

Olga's story

44-year-old Olga is a single woman who has brought up her two children Emerson and Yusely on her own. She loves them very much and they live together in their own home, in the town of Cajas. Thanks to her constant work Olga has been able to achieve a lot, including opening a grocery business in her own home. There she sells basic household products and a whole range of different brands and flavors of drinks. She is the only person who sells these types of drinks so she is well known in her town. In addition, she also owns a bus with which she provides a public transport system on known routes in the city. She hires a driver to take care of this business. However, the business activity that provides her with the most financial satisfaction is making bricks in a factory that she owns. There she works alongside assistants who she pays according to how much they produce. She says that she makes an average of 25,000 bricks a month and sells them in a well-known market. This is where she sees the profits she makes from her work. Now Olga would like to see her children with a profession and would like them to become independent and strong.

Olga is a member of the 'Mi Banco' community bank and this is her 18th loan from MFP. She is grateful for your support because she will receive the loan that she needs to achieve her goals. For her part, she pledges to make her repayments on time because the members of her community bank are responsible and supportive people. With your support, Olga will invest the money she has requested in buying raw materials for making bricks. If the money stretches far enough she will buy basic household products to stock her grocery store with as well.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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