A loan of $575 helped to buy wild animal meat and other products to sell.

Adilia's story

Adilia is 61 years old. She is a very hard-working, entrepreneurial, honest woman who has not had a partner for many years. However, she has three children who are all now adults. Adilia lives in her own home alongside her youngest son whose name is Sedny. Every day the pair both work and make efforts to make progress.

Adilia's main business is selling food, mainly meat from wild animals such as deer, tapirs, turtles, paca and farmyard hens. In addition, she also sells bananas and regional fruits. In the past, she would raise these species on her own farm and thereby supply her own business with animals. Now, however, she buys them from people in the countryside and those living in indigenous communities. She has been in this business for 20 years and works extra hard when the town is celebrating a festival or important event. Adilia has also been selling used clothing and perfumes for two years on a casual basis. All of these businesses make her good income and provide her with financial peace of mind.

What Adilia likes about her work is the fact that she is in contact with other people. Being physically active all the time gives her a lot of energy and vitality. Above all, she feels happy because she is able to make her own income and thereby continue covering her own expenses.

This is Adilia's seventh loan from MFP. She is very happy to know that she has financial support because it makes her feel more secure as she makes progress in her work. For this reason, she pledges once again to make her loan repayments on time as she has in the past. She is very happy to belong to her community bank because all the members of the bank are very responsible and supportive.

Adilia will use the 1,500 she has requested to buy farmyard hens, turtle meat and other wild animal meat. She will also buy bananas by the bunch and some other fruit.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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