A loan of $400 helped to buy a refrigerator and products to prepare food.


Lucia's story

Lucia, 65, is a kind and strong woman. She is divorced and lives in her own home with her two daughters ages 20 and 22 who help her with the family business. Lucia’s work is to provide a time of distraction and entertainment to customers. Her entertainment center is located on the side of her house. It features a swimming pool and different environments such as a place to sell soft drinks, food, among others. She says she started this business because her friends were looking for a place to unwind and relax and there wasn’t a suitable place. It was then she decided to open this business. She relies on her daughters’ help who help in the care of people who use this place every weekend. Also they help in selling tickets to swim in the pool and in the preparation of various dishes. She considers her business profitable because every weekend people look for a place to have fun with their family and she considers her place to be suitable. She wants to continue with her business and continue to grow as an entrepreneur.

This will be her second loan with MFP institution. She is very excited because her group has welcomed her with kindness. She hopes to continue to be a member of this group. With the requested amount of 1000 Peruvian soles she will buy a refrigerator for 900 Peruvian soles and buy supplies to prepare various meat in her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diana Lima


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