A loan of $750 helped to buy more groceries and candy and to pay the cost of transporting the goods..


Retiña's story

Retiña, age 28, is a hardworking and industrious woman. She is also cheerful and sociable. Her partner Miguel is the father of her two children: Britney (age 11) and Fabricio (age 6 months). They live together in their own home.

Retiña has a business in which she sells candy, beverages, and groceries. She buys her products in the city and then has them shipped by boat down the river to the village where her partner works panning for gold. Retiña sells her products in a store that they established in the village. She has been in this business for more than four years. She enjoys her business because she is able to be financially solvent. Thanks to the income she generates, Retiña is able to make repairs to her house, travel to other villages, and set aside some savings. She has plans to open a store in a centralized commercial area of the city.

This is her third loan with the MFP organization. Retiña is grateful to everyone who made this loan possible. She promises to complete her payments, just as she did with her previous loans. Retiña feels comfortable with her Communal Bank and considers the members to be responsible and supportive people. The loan amount of 2,000 PEN that she requested will be invested in the purchase of more groceries and candy. She will also pay the cost of river transport so that she can sell the merchandise.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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