A loan of $400 helped to buy meat for her stall.


Diana's story

Diana is 28 years old. She is a hard-working, determined woman who has a great desire to make progress in life. Her partner is Pedro, who is a trader and the father of her 2-year-old daughter Maria. They live in her parents' home with her parents and two siblings.

Diana's business is selling beef and she has a stall in the town market where she serves her customers in a very friendly manner. She has been doing this for more than 12 years. She works together with her sister and occasionally her partner. Diana enjoys her business as it gives her a job and makes her feel productive. In addition, the income that she makes covers her household expenses. What she does not like is when some of her customers ask to buy on credit and she says 'no' because she has had bad experiences in the past. Diana has plans to increase her business so that she can continue growing it and making more income.

This is Diana's fourth loan from MFP and she feels happy to have working capital so that she can deliver the orders that she has pending. In addition, she feels very happy with her community bank because she considers it to be a united and cooperative group.

Diana will invest her 1,000 soles loan in buying beef in bulk.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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