A loan of $400 helped to buy two sacks of rice, liters of cooking oil, and sugar.

Mireli's story

Mireli, age 44, is a very dynamic and hard-working woman. She lives with Homero, and they have six children. However, she only lives with one of them, the 13 year old. The three of them live in their own house. Every day they put forth maximum effort in order to be able to improve their quality of life and get ahead.

Mireli’s work starts very early when she opens her grocery store. She has an establishment that she has built at her house. That is where she sells all types of food products like rice, bread, salt, sugar, vegetables, tea, milk, eggs, and more. She lives in a very busy area, which allows her to have good sales during the day. She also has another sales stand at one of the main markets in the city. She used her constant savings to buy it from an association of sellers many years ago. She does the same work there, and she treats her customers very well. She has been doing this work for three years, and her husband helps her.

What she likes about her work is that it has to do with selling. She has always considered herself to be a good merchant. Also, thanks to the number of customers she has gotten during these years, she gets a lot of sales. Therefore, she has very good income.

She hopes to enlarge the area where she takes care of her customers, and she wants to offer them more products. This is her ninth loan with MFP. She is very grateful to the people who give her this loan that she needs in order to realize her plans. She pledges to make her payments punctually. She hopes to continue working with her communal bank because of their camaraderie and the solidarity shown between each one of the members.

She will use the requested 1,000 soles to buy more merchandise like two sacks of rice, liters of cooking oil, and sugar.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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