A loan of $1,350 helped to buy quality cheese and milk with a distinctive flavor from the farmers in her village to sell in cities further away.

Edith's story

Edith, 37 years old, is a brave mother. She has been living in a rented house for 16 years. There she brought up her children: Stefany, Nasha, and Juliana. They are her reason for living.

Her main financial income is focused on selling cheese and milk at wholesale. She has been in this business for many years as there is so much demand. During the first days of the month she buys various cheese in molds from the farmers and milk by the liter.

After buying a sufficient amount, she travels 1-1/2 hours to the nearest city. Later she takes the food to her customers who have already placed orders. 
“I’m doing very well in my work, as the milk and cheese are produced in my village, and they are high quality with a distinctive taste and this is why I have many customers,” she says. And so Edith travels every 15 days to conduct her business.

Now she wants to travel to the cities of Oroya and Lima in order to expand her business. She belongs to the communal bank Acraquia and this is her 7th loan through MFP. During this time she obtained many benefits, for which she is grateful to the association, where people are trustworthy and united, and she promises for this reason to be punctual making her payments.

Edith, will invest the money in the purchase of merchandise of cheese and milk in quantity for sale.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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