A loan of $600 helped air condition her car wash and buy motor lubricants and oils.

Melita's story

Melita, 42 years old, is a determined, enterprising, and hardworking woman. She is a single mother with a 14-year-old son who depends on her for his food and education. Melita works hard every day to be able to give him a better quality of life. She lives in her own house, together with her siblings and father. Melita works primarily transporting passengers on her motorcycle. She gets up very early to drive her mototaxi through the city streets in search of people who need transportation from one place to another. She has dedicated herself to this work for 16 years, which has allowed her to pay to feed her son and send him to school, as well as advance financially. Melita also has a car wash installed in her house and she complements this with the sale of different lubricants, motor accessories, and motortaxis.

Fortunately, her financial earnings keep growing, giving her the peace of mind she needs in order to continue working day after day. She works with the help of her brother and her father. What she likes about her job is that she can organize her time in her own way. She does not have a fixed work schedule, so, in this way, she can devote herself to all of her activities and ensure they run smoothly. So far, everything is going well for Melita and she hopes to continue that way until she must take on other responsibilities.

This is Melita's eleventh loan, so she thanks everyone who helps make it possible for her to access this financing. With it, she she will feel safer about advancing her business. On the other hand, she promises to punctually make all of her payments and, in this way, be assured and supported by the other members of her communal bank. Melita requests a total of 1500 soles that she will use to refurbish some parts of her car wash, to make some repairs to her motortaxi, and to buy some lubricants and oils to sell.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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