A loan of $400 helped to buy wood.


Lucy's story

Lucy, 45, is a cheerful, hardworking woman. She has lived with her spouse for several years now in her own house. They have four children and also support a niece who also lives with them. Lucy works manufacturing broom sticks, an activity she carries out in a rented space where she has all the tools necessary to do her work. She fills orders for her innumerable customers this way. She’s been in business more than 15 years and her spouse always gives her whatever help she needs. She also gets help from two helpers making her work a little easier. She considers her business to be profitable because of the demand it has and she’s proud of this. She helps others by providing employment for them and they all develop together as a firm. Now that the business is surging forward she wants to set up other stands in different cities. This is her fourth MFP loan and she will use it to buy raw materials like wood in larger amounts and at a lower price for her business thus generating higher profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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