A loan of $1,500 helped to buy more tools to outfit her shop.

Zaida's story

Zaida is 56 years old. She is a good, kind and enterprising woman. She is married to Cesar, who is 56 years old and the father of her five children. They worked hard for a long time to give their children a good education. Four of them are grown and on their own, while the youngest, Kaori, 16, still depends on her to improve her quality of life. Zaida's works consists of two activities. She is the manager of a mechanic's shop where 5 people work who do engine rebuilding, tune-ups, gears and more. She has been doing this work for 10 years. Mornings she also waits for her drivers to come take out the motorcycle taxis that she rents all day long. For all her work she has her husband's support. He is in charge of verifying and inspecting the work done in the mechanic's shop. She likes her work, because it's not very tiring. This allows her to have more time and be able to rest after having worked for so long. But this doesn't mean that she stops doing her things or puts getting ahead in second place. She wants to keep working to be able to enlarge her business since she has new plans in mind. This will be loan number 16 with MFP. She is very happy to know that for all these years she has been able to work alongside very responsible people and to know that they will keep supporting her with the loan she needs to be able to cement her plans. She is committed to making her payments on time and above all being the responsible client she has always been. With the 4000 soles she has asked for, she will buy tools to outfit her shop, in addition to some materials to expand because they have a lot of new customers and she wants to offer them a space where she can serve them comfortably.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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