A loan of $400 helped to buy frozen fish and vegetables.

Marciana's story

Marciana is a mother and a grandmother; she’s a very hardworking woman. Despite her age of 52, she is full of life and proud to see her children now productive, independent adults who are forging good futures. She owns a house built of substantial materials that she managed to build little by little. Up until a short time ago, she worked in agriculture and animal husbandry but then looked for a business alternative like the sale of fish and vegetables at wholesale. She’s been doing this for a year and she’s met new customers who are now her friends. She heads out by herself with help from transportation providers who cover her routes taking her products preferably on the weekend.

She likes her activity very much because she must rise at dawn often and cover several points in her location contacting many people who value her work very much and establish good friendships with her; it must be clear, however, that she ends her day exhausted after returning home where she stores her goods.

At the exact first year anniversary of her business, she plans to buy merchandise to supply more annexes and needs more capital to do so since one of her goals it to reach all the points in her location. This will be her first MFP loan and she feels very happy with the opportunity being provided and is committed make her payments responsibly. She hopes to retain the harmony and motivation she found since first becoming part of her communal bank; she considers it to be a great team. She will use the 1,000 new soles to add to her capital earmarked to buy merchandise consisting of frozen fish and basic staple vegetables that are in high demand by her retailer customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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