A loan of $1,325 helped to buy tools and spare parts.

Acela's story

Acela, 35, is a kind, good, very hardworking woman. She’s married to Juan, 40, and they have six children who are 17, 15, 11, 7 and 2 years old and the youngest who is a month old. She lives in her own house and works hard to provide her family with a better quality of life.

Acela’s work consists of two activities. The first is running a machine shop where three employees, including her husband, work; her husband directs the repairs part of the shop. The second is selling spare parts which is what she does. Her shop and her sales take place at home where she set up space to tend to customers. She’s been in this work for a year but she used to have another shop for four years. She enjoys her work because it leaves her with time to be by her children since she works at home and can watch over them all day; besides, she has good sales and earns good profits. She is very enthusiastic about continuing to work and because she wants to expand the shop and offer other services in addition to those she has now but to do so she needs to invest more to buy new equipment for work.

This will be MFP loan #18. She’s very happy to know that she’ll have financial support because she’ll feel surer of advancing with her work this way. On the other hand, she’s convinced that she’ll be able to make her payments like she’s done with previous loans she’s had. Besides, she likes to be part of her communal bank because all the members are very responsible, mutually supportive people.

She will use the requested 3500 soles to buy tools to equip her shop as well as spare parts to stock her sales with new accessories and items from new brands.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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