A loan of $400 helped to buy merchandise to stock her store.

Olga's story

Olga, 49, is a hardworking, dedicated woman who has lived with her spouse for many years; they have three children together. She lives with her family and sister in her own house that she acquired thanks to the joint efforts of all the people sharing the house.

Olga sells groceries. Her work consists in putting basic staple items up for sale. She sells rice, sugar, eggs, bread, bananas, tomatoes, onions and others. Her business is located in a space she set aside for it at home and she works every day providing kind, gracious service. She’s been in business more than six year and thanks to it is able to cover her family’s and her children’s basic needs in general. She feels very happy because she’s able to contribute to her home’s economy and her income improves every day although sometimes she felt like giving up because she was unused to working all day and sometimes she was exhausted.

Nevertheless, she continues forward and hopes in time her business will continue to grow. This is her 5th MFP loan and she’s very at ease with the great support she’s getting because she feels that this way her economic and family progress will continue to rise. She is thankful for the support she’s gotten from her group and for all the guidance she’s gotten from the advisor; this motivates her to continue striving to be punctual with her installment payments.

She will use the requested 1000 to buy groceries like: 1 sack of rice, sugar, three boxes of small containers of milk, two boxes of large containers of milk, bread, eggs, oil, bananas, onions and flour.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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