A loan of $775 helped to buy more clothing and accessories to continue her sales.

Lupita's story

Lupita, 43, is a dynamic and enthusiastic woman. Her partner Edgardo, 44, has been her companion for a long time; they are the parents of Edgardo, 15, and Rubi, 6.

Every day, Lupita goes to the homes of her friends, neighbors and relatives to try to sell some of the various garments that she has to offer. When the customers gain her trust, she sells to them on credit and she collects on a daily, weekly, or in some cases, bi-weekly basis. She has been doing this work for 8 years, and what she likes the most is that it allows her to have time to also practice her profession as a teacher. Also, the sale of clothing provides an extra income for her household, allowing her to provide better living conditions for her family. She wants to keep working hard so that in the future she can have a boutique or store where she could sell her clothing.

This is her 16th loan with MFP, and she is very pleased to know that she has financial support so that she can continue to increase her working capital. She is certain that she will continue to be a good and responsible member of her communal bank with the loans she obtains. She enjoys belonging to her communal bank, because all of the members are very responsible and supportive of each other.

With the sum of 2,000 Peruvian soles that she requests, she will buy more clothing, including: blouses, shirts, pants, polo shirts for men and women, and other accessories so that she can continue to offer the newest designs and styles of clothing to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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