A loan of $1,125 helped to expand her merchandise.

Doris's story

Doris is 40 years old. She is a happy and hardworking woman who likes to be productive. She is married to Armando who is a policeman. They have a 12 year old son who is the best gift life has given them. They live in a lovely house that she was able to build with her husband’s help.

Her business is selling grocery staples and to do so she opened a store in her house. She also sells police uniforms that she makes in a small workshop installed in her house. She sells the uniforms to both institutions and individuals.

She started the latter business thanks to relationships developed through her husband in the police environment, where she has become very well known and in demand because of the fine quality of her work. She has been engaged in this business for the past 5 years. She enjoys her work because it keeps her busy and she feels productive. She wants to develop into a small businesswoman doing what she loves, sewing. However the problem is that when she sells on credit, some of her customers are late in paying her. Nevertheless she does not let this affect her commitments and obligations to MFP.

She has plans to expand her grocery store and increase her stock of merchandise.

This is Doris’ fourth loan from MFP. She feels good about the work of her communal bank and wants to continue relying on this support. She will continue being punctual in her payments and thus maintain a good credit record so that she will have access to more loans.

With the sum of S/. 3000 she has requested she will purchase general groceries to restock her store and will look for the best prices and buy in volume. She will also purchase clothes brought from the capital to sell in her store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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