A loan of $600 helped to buy rice, bread, sugar, eggs, vegetables, and more, and to improve the infrastructure of her store by buying wood and nails.

Ruseli's story

Ruseli, 41, is a friendly and very responsible woman. She is married to Alfredo and has three children, ages 21, 17 and 8. She has her own house that she was able to buy with her husband, and they share the same wish to move forward and forge a better quality of life for themselves.

Ruseli's work consists of the sales of groceries. She buys the products in great quantities and from there she sells them at retail prices. She has a small store installed in a space in her house, which she was able to build thanks to the support of her husband. Among the products she offers are rice, sugar, eggs, oil, canned goods, soda drinks, condiments, and more. Her business hours begin very early and end at night. She has been doing this work for five years, and thanks to that she has been able to educate her children and furnish her house with some appliances. She complements this work by offering hairdressing services on certain occasions since she still does not have all her work tools.

What she likes about her work is that she has time to do multiple activities inside her house. It is going very well for her since she always has clients to attend to. Her earnings are considerable and that allows her to purchase her products continuously.

She hopes to make some changes to the infrastructure of her work premises. This is her second loan with MFP. She is thankful to those who offer her the loan that she requires to increase her working capital. She is committed to making her payments punctually, and is happy to belong to her community bank since its members are very united and responsible.

With the 1500 soles requested, she will buy a larger quantity of groceries like rice, bread, sugar, eggs, and vegetables among other things, as well as improving the infrastructure of her store by purchasing wood and nails.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jamie Schau

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