A loan of $200 helped to buy sandals and pay school fees.

Luz's story

Luz, 27, lives with Renzo, her husband of ten years. They have three minor children they care for in her own house located in Batanyacu.

Starting the first hours of the morning, she sells sandals via catalogue. She relates that it’s very demanding to walk for hours but since she’s a hardworking woman she faced the challenge firmly. She started the sales just two months ago and she hopes to have much success with it. On his part, her husband works selling auto spare parts and batteries in a centrally-located part of the city; he has many years’ experience in this occupation so hopes to have his own spare parts store soon to sell his products and have a business for his and his family’s future.

She belongs to the “Las Mujeres Del Éxito” (Women of Success) communal bank and this is the first MFP loan. She is grateful for the support she’s getting because she acquires the working capital she needs to work and to make business progress. She also promises to be punctual with her installment payments because the members of her association are supportive, responsible people.

Luz will use part of the requested money to buy sandals and the other part to pay her children’s school fees.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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