A loan of $1,175 helped to pay her beef suppliers..


Zenobia's story

At 40 years old, Zenobia is a single mother of 4 children. She lives in a a brick house she owns. Zenobia is a mother who ability for business has grown with the years of experience she has selling meat in a market in her town. She has been working in this for 15 years and is well liked in her work environment. She remarks that that all of her hard work and effort have been for her children. Nonetheless, she has to deal with beef suppliers who don't the quality of meat she pays for. With a lot of judgement and shrewdness she has been able to get the best beef for her business and recover the investment. She also wants to equip her business in the future with new scales and electronic slicers. This is her 13th loan and she is very enthusiastic. She says that she is responsible with her job and promises to maintain her good record as a beneficiary of her communal bank.

With the 3,000 from MFP, she needs to pay her beef suppliers in advance and thus maintain her competitiveness with good quality in her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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