A loan of $200 helped to buy beverages, candy and other sweets to sell.

Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth, 36, is a kind woman who has been with her husband, Yimi, for six years. They have two children, Dayana and Celeste, and live in a house they have been renting for five years. Her business activities include working as a supervisor for the minor children's care program run by the state, where she receives a monthly salary, and her main source of income which is selling sweets, beverages and food at the town school, where she works every morning. She says work is going well and she is able to earn a daily income for her household. In her free time, in the afternoon, se raises small animals such as chickens, pigs and guinea pigs, which she later sells at a good price at the markets in the city of Pampas.

She now wants to expand her business and increase her profit so she can give her family a better quality of life. She belongs to the communal bank "Acraquia" and this is her seventh loan through MFP. During this time she has been able to obtain good earnings, so she is grateful for the association's support. She believes people there are responsible and supportive, so she is committed to paying her loan back on time. Elizabeth will use the money to buy beverages, candy and other sweets to sell at her stall.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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