A loan of $1,350 helped to buy paper and toner.

Diana's story

Clelia is 51, and lives with her two children and her parents in the house where she was born. Five years ago, she decided to create her own source of work. This was how she came to buy a photocopier for a small space she rented in the center of the city, very close to several educational institutions, where she gets a greater influx of customers.

Every morning she heads to her space to work taking copies for the orders placed with her. This is how she earns the day to day income she needs for her family. Sometimes her children help her.

She says that what she likes about her work is that it is by the hour, besides being very profitable, even though sometimes her machine needs mechanical maintenance that can be delayed for several days. Her goal is to have a more effective machine that will allow her to save time in the photocopying service she offers.

She belongs to the “Nueva Vida” solidarity group, and this is her 11th loan with MFP, where she feels fulfilled, as she gets the help to progress in her business. So she promises to make her installment payments on time. In addition, she likes to work in her group as they are responsible and supportive people. Clelia will use the money applied for to purchase sheets of paper by the thousand, and for supplying the photocopier she has with toner (ink).

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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