A loan of $400 helped to buy merchandise.


Juana's story

Juana, 34, is an enterprising, cheerful and very pleasant woman. She’s separated from her children’s father which is why she now lives alone with them. Anthony is 19, Jesi is 14 and Rosita is 10. She loves them very much and they are the motivating force that keeps her working. Her activity is selling foodstuffs like rice, sugar, oil and groceries in general that she sends to settlements on river banks and in areas far from the city where she has a brother living in that zone. He receives the merchandise and sells it to residents in the area. She and her brother are partners in this business. She’s been doing this for the past two years but she also sells prepared food in the evening in front of her house and during the morning works as a domestic employee. She considers her businesses to be profitable because of the income they generate that she can use to pay household expenses and for her children’s schooling. Now, noting the good results she’s been having she wants to increase the volume of merchandise in order to improve income. This is her second MFP loan. She’s grateful for the opportunity to have credit. Also, she’s comfortable in her communal bank because she considers the people to be responsible and mutually supportive. She will use the requested 1000 new soles to buy assorted merchandise like rice, sugar, food items, fuel and others to send by river to her brother.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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