A loan of $975 helped to buy boots, shoes, and slippers.


Jeannette's story

Jeannette, age 31, is a happy, kind, and hard-working woman. She is in a common-law marriage. She and her life partner have two children, ages eight and three. She lives in her mother and father-in-laws’ house with her two children and her life partner with whom she shares the responsibility of raising and feeding their two small children.

She works a lot because she wishes to provide them with a better quality of life. Jeannette sells shoes. She places her orders in another city, and her orders are sent to her. She takes the responsibility of visiting her neighbors, friends, and family as she looks to sell the shoes. She sells shoes that are a good brand, attractive, new designs, very comfortable, and of lasting quality.

She has been doing this work for three years. She works alone because she does not need another person for the type of work she does. What she likes about her work is that it allows her enough time to be with her children in order to take care of them and to educate them. Upon finishing her work she has made good sales because her customers have confidence in the products that she sells.

Fortunately, she has good income that allows her to contribute to the household finances. She would like to expand her business and have a large store where she would be able to sell her products to her customers more comfortably.

This is her third loan with MFP. She is grateful to all of the people who make her loan possible in order for her to keep doing her work with better results. She pledges, once more, to make her payments punctually, like she did with the previous loans that she had.

Also, it pleases her to be part of her communal bank because all of the members are responsible and very supportive people. She will use the requested 2,500 soles to buy more merchandise to continue with her sales. For the winter season that is coming she will buy ankle boots with heels for women, and she will also buy some slippers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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