A loan of $975 helped to buy rice, meat, sugar, vegetables, tubers, oil and condiments.

Jenny's story

Jenny, 31, is a very kind, hardworking, brave lady. She’s a single mother of three children who are 18, 16 and 13 years of age who she raises alone and are the reason for all her efforts and sacrifice. She has no problem facing this difficult situation and lives day to day with optimism. She lives in her father’s house with her children striving to get ahead. Jenny’s work consists in selling food. She goes out to her sidewalk every day and sells breakfast consisting in fruit juice and bread rolls with some nutritional value in the morning and at night sells grilled meats and regional dishes. She does all her work at home. She’s been working for at least ten years and her children help sometimes. She started out just selling breakfast and in time started to add a greater variety of dishes to her business.

She likes what she does very much. She loves to cook and is always ready to provide the best to her customers. In addition to working with her business she sometimes also works for a marinated fish shop as a cook and earns a salary that way which means extra income for her family. She hopes in time to open her own restaurant.

This is loan #6 with MFP and she’s very grateful for the loan opportunity she’s being given and for the financial back-up she needs to continue moving forward. She commits to make her monthly payments punctually and to continue working very responsibly with her fellow communal bank members.

She will use the requested 2,500 soles to buy four tables and chairs to furnish her food sales business and she will also buy ingredients like rice, meats, sugar, vegetables, tubers, oil, condiments and others to continue making the delicious dishes she sells.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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