A loan of $475 helped to buy screens for the windows in the rooms she rents, as well as a motorcycle taxi.

Liz's story

Liz is 31 years old. She is a hardworking woman and a fighter. She has lived for some time with the man she loves. They live in her parents' home but she has her own lot in the same neighborhood where she will build her own home. She is constantly helping out with the household finances and that is why every day she works hard to have a better quality of life. Liz's work now is renting out rooms. She has set up four rooms on her lot and she rents them out daily, weekly or monthly at comfortable prices. To build these rooms she had her father's and her husband's help. They support her unconditionally. She just started this activity a month ago. Previously she sold chickens, but the demand for the product went down and that is why she decided to switch to a different type of work. Now she is in the middle of outfitting some of the rooms and is painting them so they will look better. Despite this she already has potential renters who are waiting to use the rooms. She also has alittle bit of money saved up that she wants to invest in buying a motorcycle taxi that she will also rent out and thus have daily income to pay for household expenses. Both activities attracted her because she can receive good, daily income. She is happy because she can help to support her family. She hopes that her work goes well for her so she just can keep working. This is loan number 8 with MFP. She is grateful to the people who made access to this loan possible, since she will feel safer going ahead with her work. She is also committed to making her payments on time and feels calm and supported by the members of her communal bank. With the amount of 1200 soles that she has asked for, she will buy screens for the windows on the rooms she rents out. She will also buy a motorcycle taxi, adding to the 500 soles she has already saved up for that.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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