A loan of $475 helped to buy cork dolls, decorations, fabric, balloons, silicone products, and other materials.

Katiuska's story

Katiuska, 27, is a very young dreamer. She's the mother of a one-year-old son who's the fruit of her marriage to her husband. She lives with them in her own house, which they managed to buy with hard work, helping each other. They work every day to have a better quality of life.

Katiuska's job is decorating children's parties. She buys various dolls, decorative signs, fabric, and other accessories to create her work. Sometimes she buys the materials herself to make everything, depending on what the customer wants, the reason for the party, and the age of the person being celebrated.

She works with the help of her sister or cousin. Her customers come to her as referrals or because they're familiar with her work. She has good taste for putting together attractive figures, and this is reflected in the entire environment she creates for the events she does. She has been doing this work for a year and it's going very well for her.

Previously she sold clothing on credit, but the irresponsibility of her customers when it came time to pay put an end to her business. It's going very well for her now. What she likes about her job is the satisfaction she feels when she sees her customers happy about everything she can create, even in small spaces. Also, it's a flexible job that allows her to take care of her young son.

Now she wants to supply her business with fabric and chairs for the parties to offer better service and generate additional income by renting them. This is her fourth loan with MFP. She's grateful to the people who make her loan possible and give her the opportunity to continue working to achieve her objectives. She's committed to the responsibility of making her payments punctually.

With the requested loan for 1200 soles [PEN] she'll buy cork dolls, decorations, balloons, silicone products, and other materials to use for decorating.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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