A loan of $575 helped to buy trays, buckets, and cooking items so that she can continue selling in this season.

Eliza's story

Eliza is 37 years old. She is a happy and entrepreneurial woman with a will to achieve. She is separated from her partner, but she lives with her son, who is 10, in her parents' house, along with her siblings.

Her work is buying and selling various household and personal articles, such as clothing and shoes. The merchandise for which there is greater demand is kitchen items, such as pots, table utensils, and trays, among other items. She also offers items for children, such as learning games, which contribute to the development of their intelligence. She has set up her business in the house where she lives. She has worked in this area for 9 years. In the past she worked alone, but now she works with the help of her mother. Her schedule is from 6 in the morning until 10 at night. What she likes about this work is that it generates good profits for her, thanks to the fact that there is no competition in her area and it is the only business selling these items.

She feels happy since it has brought her great satisfaction, and thanks to her work she has gotten out of many economic difficulties. She has a great will to continue working and to be able to expand her business.

This is her ninth loan with MFP. She has always been a good member of her communal bank, where she is much loved for being very responsible and united with her fellow members. She is thankful to those who offer her the loan that she needs to continue increasing her business, and she is convinced that she will continue being a very punctual client and will make her payments on time, as she did with all the loans that she has had up until now.

With the 1500 PEN that she has applied for, she will buy trays, buckets, and cooking utensils to continue selling in this season.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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