A loan of $1,125 helped to buy spare parts for her shop.

Evelyn's story

Evelyn is 28 years old and is single. She is a very hard-working woman. She lives alone in the back room of her shop located in the town of Chilca. She works with her parents who help her constantly. "My father repairs the cars when they arrive with some problem", she says. But her main activity is based in a shop selling brakes and clutches. She already has 7 years experience in this, and she says that in the beginning she used to work in other people's shops but as time passed and her skills improved she was able to acquire the necessary capital to open her own. Now she is legally established and thanks to her experience she has many customers who visit regularly, above all because they know that if they have some problem with their vehicle they can also get assistance from Evelyn's father. He is proud of his daughter: she is the only one who is still with them, her other siblings have formed their own families and are now independent. Now she is working very hard to obtain better merchandise and to have all the spare parts her customers require. "It's not easy, but I'll get there", she concludes.

This is her second loan with MFP. She feels relaxed because of the support which she receives, and she is grateful for the trust they place in her. She promises to pay her quotas punctually and she will not disappoint her group which is made up of supportive and responsible people. Evelyn will invest the money she is requesting in buying belts and disks to stock her shop.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Staniforth

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