A loan of $775 helped to purchase fabric, thread and needles.


Sandra's story

Sandra is 26 years old and is a kind, good and hard-working woman. She is single but has a two-year-old son. Every day she works hard because she wants to provide her son with a better quality of life and to improve the economic situation of her family. She lives in her own home along with her mother and siblings. Sandra works daily selling groceries in her store installed in the front part of her house. She works every day from very early, offering her customers basic needs items like rice, sugar, bread, eggs, milk, oil, condiments, braiding accessories, etc. She has been working in this field for four years and it is going well. Her mother and her sister help her. In addition, she is developing another labor activity for which she has felt a great passion for many years, which is sewing. She is very creative, but she recognizes that she is just beginning in this field and she hopes to supply her sewing shop with everything necessary in order to do good work. She is happy with her activities since they provide necessary income in order to meet family expenses. Also, the contact with the public is what makes her feel good every day. Now she hopes that her grocery store will continue improving and similarly that her sewing shop will continue to progress for the good of her family. This is her third loan with MFP, and she is thankful to all of the people who continue supporting the organization so that she can access once again this financing which will help her increase her working capital. She knows that she once again will have to be very responsible and above all punctual. She is happy to belong to the communal bank since she sees that the members are very supportive. With the requested loan of 2000 soles (Peruvian currency), she will buy some of the basic groceries of daily consumption that she sells in her small store. However, she will give priority to the purchase of fabrics, thread, needles, and all the necessary items to supply her sewing shop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon


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