A loan of $575 helped to buy more soft-drinks.

Maria's story

María, 48, is a hardworking, determined woman in addition to being nice and kind. She’s married to Hilter, the father of her three children.

Her activity is selling soft-drinks in assorted flavors and brands. To do so she has a refrigerator she bought with her savings where she keeps her drinks cold. She started out with an MFP loan over a year ago and she likes her business because it allows her to stay at home and take care of her little ones who she loves very much while earning income needed to pay household expenses. On the other hand, what she does not like is when it rains often because her sales drop since she’s very weather-dependent since she lives in a hot climate zone.

This is MFP loan #4 for her. She’s comfortable in her communal bank because she considers the people to be responsible and mutually supportive. She will use the entire requested 1500 new soles to buy more soft drinks to have stock available; she will look for the lowest prices available for cash high volume sales.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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