A loan of $1,125 helped to buy a sacks of sugar, rice, pasta, detergent and soap.


Virginia's story

Virginia is a nice and hardworking woman, she is 28, lives with Palermo who is 51 and their two children Kevin, 12 and Yeny 9, they live in a house they own made with reinforced concrete. 10 years ago, Virgina began selling groceries, the first time she opened the store it was difficult because she didn't have display furniture or shelves, so her and her partner decided to work hard at each of their activities and combine their income to make improve their store. Her partner supports her with expenses and this way they were able to buy display furniture for the business, now sales are going well because she can show the products now. She likes her job because it's quiet and profitable and because she can also take care of her younger children that are in school and need more attention. She aspires to see her children become professionals and that's why she works hard at her business. This is her 13th loan with MFP and she commits to make the repayments like she did with previous credits. She also enjoys being part of the community bank because all its members are supportive. With 3,000 new soles she will buy more groceries for her store such as: a sacks of sugar, rice, pasta, detergent, soap, etc.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt


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