A loan of $775 helped to buy ingredients for her food.

Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth, 23, lives with her only son, Rolando, in her mother’s house. She does a variety of things. In the morning she makes bread rolls and cookies that are typical of the region to fill customer orders and to sell in the local street market. In the afternoon she sells food to workers at a construction site where a school is being built and at night she sells hamburgers and fried potatoes.

She’s been in business for many years so has many customers. These jobs help her be an independent woman and above all to support her son, provide him with food, clothing and schooling because what she wants most is to see him grow and have a university career.

She’s a member of the “Palomitas” (Little Doves) communal bank and this is her 5th MFP loan. She’s grateful for the support that makes it possible for her to stay in business. She promises to be punctual with her installment payments because she likes working with the responsible, supportive members of her group.

Elizabeth will use this money to buy ingredients food like sacks of potatoes, gallons of oil and various types of sauces for her meal preparation.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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