A loan of $1,150 helped to buy products, paint and shelves.

Feliciana's story

With a little effort and enthusiasm, Feliciana has succeeded in maintaining the leadership of her family to the point of raising her 5 children to be good people. They live together on their property in a pretty adobe house, which in the future she plans to reconstruct with finer materials.

She shows us, with pride, her business of selling staple goods or “tiendita” [little store] as she affectionately calls it, which operates in a comfortable environment as it is located on the first floor of her home. It has occupied this spot for 7 years, the time during which she has gained experience in this line of work. She has succeeded in establishing her business to the point of converting it into the principal source of income for her family. In addition, she counts on the total support of her children, who are always a constant feature of her business, and of her husband.

She plans to acquire wholesale non-perishable staples, as she is eager to have a reserve to cover a prolonged period. She also plans to make additional shelves to display her products. In addition, she will paint her shop to make it more attractive. In the future, she plans to make a considerable expansion of her business in order to occupy all of the premises, thus converting it into one of the biggest stores in her town.

This is her seventh loan, for which she feels very grateful with MFP for the services it offers. Also she is very happy with the way the members of the communal bank are performing the fulfillment and responsibility of the case. With the loan she will buy wholesale staple goods as well as hire the contractor in charge of building the shelves and painting her shop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mallie Al-Khafaji

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