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A loan of $775 helped to buy grocery products and fruits.

Lucy's story

Lucy, age 37, is a cheerful and hardworking woman. She is also friendly and jovial. Her partner is Daniel, who works in the transportation sector and is the father of her two children, Analuz (age 14) and Victor (age 3).

Her business involves selling groceries from a store established in her home. Lucy also sells fruit juices in the mornings. She began with financial support from MFP, which she used to buy groceries in small quantities. Lucy was able to grow as a result of her efforts. She started her business more than 10 years ago and her child occasionally helps with attending to the customers. Lucy considers her business to be profitable as a result of the revenue it generates and because she has regular customers. Her business enables her to stay at home so that she can look after her young children. In addition, her profits allow her to buy things that are lacking in her home. What she does not like is whenever a few of her customers ask for credit and are not able to pay when the bill arrives. Lucy still notices that her business is well-received, so she hopes that will continue. At the moment, she says that she does not want to expand her business for fear of being assaulted. One of her neighbors was recently attacked in her store.

This is her third loan with the MFP organization. Lucy hopes to follow through with her plans and promises to complete her payments. The loan amount of 2,000 PEN will be invested in the purchase of groceries in bulk such as sugar, rice, oil, and other products. She will also acquire fruits for the the juices that she prepares.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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