A loan of $325 helped to purchase rice, sugar, and eggs, as well as cosmetics such as perfume, creams, and talcum powder.


Enith's story

Enith, 39 years old, is an enterprising and very hardworking woman. She is single, but has three children who are 7, 15, and 18 years old. She lives with them in her own house that her ex-husband built while he lived with them. She wants to improve and get ahead for the good of all of her family. Enith works doing a variety of economic activities, but of all of them, she spends the most time selling groceries. She has a small store located in her mother's house which has been open for three years. There she sells all types of basic items such as rice, sugar, oil, bread, milk, eggs, sausage, and sodas. On occasions when she is absent doing other work, her mother or one of her children helps her at the store. She also works selling food on the sidewalk outside her house or selling different clothing items and cosmetics, depending on the season. She likes what she does because the income from her work covers her expenses and gives her tranquility and peace to cover her basic necessities. She wants to consolidate her business slowly and build a larger store in the future. This is her first loan with MFP and she is grateful for the opportunity and the confidence that they have in her to receive this loan. She promises to make her payments responsibly and on time. She is also grateful to be a part of her community bank since she has seen that the members are supportive and thoughtful people. With the loan provided, she will purchase products for her bodega such as rice, sugar, eggs, and other necessary items, as well as increase her stock of cosmetics by purchasing perfumes, creams, talcum powder, and makeup products.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd


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