A loan of $700 helped to buy sacks of fruit.

Lucia's story

Lucia, 36, is a cheerful, enterprising woman. Her spouse is Esteban who is a taxi driver. They bought their house together and live there with their three minor children who are 17, 13 and 7 years old; they strive to get ahead for them.

Her work consists in selling regional products. She has a stand in the local market where she sells bananas, peanuts, cassava and fruit. She also takes advantage of her region’s very hot climate to prepare delicious drinks made from tropical fruit, especially pineapple and passion fruit. She’s been working at this for about 2 years, time enough to become well-known among her customers. What she enjoys about her work is earning income to provide her children with what they need; this allows her to have peace of mind and to work with dedication and optimism.

This is her 4th MFP loan and she thanks all those who make it possible. She’s determined to once again make her payments punctually like she’s done in the past. On the other hand, she enjoys being part of her group very much because all the members who participate are very punctual, responsible people.

She will use this 1800 new sol loan to buy sacks of fruit (aguaje, lemons and oranges). Her weekly investment is approximately 400-500 soles because prices of these products vary according to the season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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