A loan of $975 helped to buy pop, candy, cakes, crackers and sweets.

Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth, age 35, is a good, kind, and very hard-working woman. She is a single mother of two children, ages 13 and 3. Her children are her inspiration and her motivation to work every day in order to be able to give them the best education and food. She lives in her parents' home with her sister, children, and parents. She sells pop and frozen local fruit. She has had this business for over two months and she works alone. She buys her stock with her income. She also has free time to do multiple activities in her home. Her sales are highest when the schoolchildren are heading to school, when they are leaving at the end of the day, and at recess. This will be her ninth loan with MFP. She is very happy to know that she will have financial support, since she will feel secure in advancing with her business. She also promises once more to repay her quotas as she did with her previous loans. She is happy to be part of her communal bank because all of the members are responsible and united. With the requested 2500 soles, she will purchase products to sell in her business. This includes: pop, candies, cakes, crackers, and other items. She wants to stock her business and have more products to offer her clients.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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