A loan of $600 helped to buy sacks of rice and sugar, oil and vegetables.

Liz's story

Liz, 32, is a cheerful, enterprising woman. She has a spouse and lives with her spouse and two minor children she strives for to get ahead. She owns a house she bought with support from her spouse. Liz’s work consists in selling food. In the morning she makes breakfasts and at midday she prepares lunches at home; she opened the business a year ago and in this time she’s become well-known in the zone. She has an employee that helps her do the kitchen work. She considers her business to be quite profitable because of the high demand it has and the profits it yields. What she likes about her work is that it makes it possible for her to earn income that gives her the peace of mind of having better quality of life for her little children. However, she does not like the constantly rising prices of products which make her profit margin fluctuate. This does not discourage her, though, and she continues striving because her restaurant is always crowded and she very much wants to expand it.

This is her 8th MFP loan. She’s done very well in her group all this time and she feels very happy to be part of a group that has shown itself to be so responsible to date.

She will use the requested 1,500 new soles to buy foodstuffs and ingredients like sacks of rice and sugar, oil and vegetables, among others to prepare the meals in order to lower costs and increase profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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