A loan of $1,175 helped to buy snacks and ice-cream.

Yanet's story

Yanet, 27, is a hardworking woman. She lives with William, her husband of 10 years. They have three children, Estefanía, Josué and Jean Carlos, who she cares for in her own house located in Usibamba. Her motto is constant work. She prepares the food she’ll sell at her local school very early in the morning. She opened a small business there two years ago selling snacks, soft-drinks and home-made food to students and teachers who visit Yanet during recess. She says that it was difficult for her to get permission to sell inside the school but “nothing’s difficult is you stick with it,” she affirms.

At the same time, being a woman from the countryside, she also grows oats and raises cows. She plants on communal land every weekend and makes yoghurt and cheese with milk from her cows. But the activity that is most profitable is selling ice-cream and frozen pops during her local market days; she earns good profits then.

She now wants to work with more dedication in all of her activities because that’s how she feels fulfilled. She belongs to the “Usibamba” communal bank and this is her 6th MFP loan. She is grateful for the financial support she’s constantly being granted because now she has the means to improve her business. She promises to be punctual with her payments since she’s been taught to be responsible. Yanet will use the requested money to buy more frozen treats to sell during market day and if the money goes far enough she will also buy snacks for her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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