A loan of $475 helped to buy an electric shaved ice maker.

Giovanna's story

Giovanna, 23, is a woman who very much wants to get ahead and who has many goals to reach. Her spouse is Luis and they have a daughter; Giovanna is currently 8 months’ pregnant with their second baby which motivates her to continue striving. She lives in her mother-in-law’s house in a part of the property she gave them to build a house on.

Her work is selling shaved ice treats in tropical fruit flavors. She works in her neighborhood park where she sets up a table daily with all the supplies. She has much demand due to the high temperatures that are usual in her region. She prepares the shaved ice with fresh fruit nectar or essence. She used to work alone because this work isn’t very demanding but because of her current condition her niece helps her which lets her have part of the day available to rest. She likes what she does very much and hopes to continue in business.

This is MFP loan #4 for her and she feels happy to know that she will have access to a line of credit to advance with her business. Because of this she commits to be responsible with her installment payments to continue in the future. She assures that she likes the work of her communal bank because she considers them to be a responsible, united group.

She will use the requested 1200 new soles to buy an electric shaved ice making machine so that the product she sells will be much more delicious and of better quality since she currently only has an artisanal machine.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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