A loan of $600 helped to buy rice, chicken, condiments, eggs and olives, etc.

Orlith's story

Orlith, 36, is a cheerful, hardworking woman. She has a spouse and lives with him and their two children in a house she owns that she managed to buy with much effort. The activity Orlith does is selling regional foods, specifically ‘Juanes’ (rice wrapped in leaves, a typical dish of the Amazonian regions). To do so, she rises very early to cook the food with help from her spouse to then take everything that’s been made to the market where she has a small sales stand. She takes care of customers very graciously and she’s been in this business for more than 8 years, time in which she’s become very well-known and acquired a good clientele. She considers the business to be profitable because of the good profits it yields.

She likes her activity because she earns income of her own that lets her help cover household expenses as well as her children’s schooling costs. She has many acquaintances that wait for her to enjoy her Juanes and demand is high because it’s a dish that’s consumed on a regular basis. Because of this, she’d like to expand the business and be able to open a restaurant.

This would be MFP loan #3. She feels very happy with the opportunity to have working capital she can rely on. She states that she’ll be punctual with her payments so that she can access more loans. She will use the requested 1,500 new soles to buy ingredients like rice, chicken, condiments, eggs, olives and others, to make Juanes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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