A loan of $775 helped to buy a variety of clothing.

Nancy's story

Nancy is 45 years old and a hard-working woman. She lives with Luis, her husband of 30 years. They have five children, all are younger and she looks after them in the home she inherited from her mother, where she has been living since she was born.

Her children are still small, and that is why she has to redouble her efforts so that she can help them get ahead in life. While husband works in the noble trade of bricklaying, she starts the day by preparing a delicious homemade meal. On weekends they prepare traditional food and soups for their dining customers.

She has 15 years working in this business already, and that is why everyone knows her and really appreciates her. In addition, she is the only one who offers that service. But as she is a hard-working woman, she devotes her free time to selling a variety of clothing to the residents of her neighborhood. They are grateful to her, because she extends credit for some articles of clothing so that customers can pay later.

Now she wishes to increase her earnings so that she can set up a store for selling clothing on a regular basis, and not have to sell door-to-door.

She belongs to the "Manos Fuertes" solidarity group, and this is her 16th loan with MFP. There she feels fulfilled, as she can obtain the financial help to progress in her business. For this reason, she promises to pay her installments on time.

Nancy will use the money to purchase a variety of clothing for her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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