A loan of $775 helped to buy ingredients and supplies for her food and candy for her stand.

Natividad's story

Natividad, 40, is a good and kind woman. She is married to Eduardo, who makes a living through transportation, and they have two children who are their reason for strength and work. They live together in their own home and what she most wishes for is to be able to offer a better quality of life to her family.

Her work consists of selling food like noodles, fried food, and grilled fish. She also sells various candies and sodas. She does her selling daily in an educational center where they allow her to have an indoor stand. She began more than three years ago and until now she has been doing it with the support of her husband and son, occasionally, in addition to an assistant cook who she pays for her work weekly. She considers her business profitable enough due to the continuous customers she has and the good profits it leaves her with. She inherited the seasoning from her mother, who gave her lessons about cooking and how to have good sales. She hopes to continue working to progress and to get her family ahead in life. She has many plans, but at the moment she waits for the expansion of her business.

This is her 17th loan with MFP, therefore she hopes to continue with her goals. For her part, she promises to make her repayments in a timely manner, as she did with the previous loans she has had. And she feels very at ease working with her communal bank because they are good and responsible people.

With the requested amount, 2000 soles, she will buy ingredients and supplies for the preparation of her food, like meat, rice, oils, and others. She will also buy candies in order to offer a greater variety.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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