A loan of $575 helped to increase her merchandise.

Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth is 35 years old. She is a good, kind, hardworking woman, and a real go-getter. She is single, but has two children, ages 13 and 3, who are her source of inspiration. She struggles daily in order to offer them the best in education and nutrition. She lives in her parents' home, where her sister also lives.

She works selling sweets and other food products in her kiosk, located at a local school. She has been doing this for six months, and works on her own, because so far she hasn't needed any help. What she likes about her work is that she has time available to do other things at home, because she only sells at particular times of the school day (when kids are going in or coming out of school, and during recesses). Additionally, she has a store at home where she sells groceries with her mother's help. Things are going very well and she hopes to be able to continue what she has been doing so far.

This is her 8th loan with MFP. She is very happy to know that she can count on financial support to move forward with her business. On the other hand, she is committed once again to paying her installments, like she did with her previous loans. She also enjoys being a part of her communal bank because all of its members are very responsible and supportive people.

She will use the requested amount, 1500 soles, to purchase products in order to stock her kiosk (sodas, candy, cookies, sweets, etc).

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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