A loan of $400 helped to buy basic staples, hardware and clothes.

Delmer's story

Delmer, 34, is a hardworking, enterprising man in addition to being kind and supportive. He lives with Linda who is a teacher and the mother of their two children, Walter, 3, and Charlise, 5. He lives in his own house with his spouse and children who he loves very much. Delmer’s activity is selling varied merchandise like basic staple food items, clothes, hardware, plastic containers and others. He sells all the products in hamlets located on river banks. He started out because of the economic need they were going through because his spouse’s income was insufficient and now they can rely on this additional income with is a great relief. He’s also seen the business grow in the three years it’s been in operation with help from his spouse in her free time.

He likes his business because it allows him to earn additional income for the home as well as to make short trips and get to know new places. But he does not like it when some of his customers ask to buy on credit; he refuses because he considers that the business is in the growing phase and this type of sale isn’t advisable. On the other hand, with the positive result his business is having, he plans to make it grow and expand his products.

This will be MFP loan #5 and he’s hoping for your collaboration to continue towards his goals. He’s also comfortable in his communal bank because he’s observed that they are a united, cooperative group that provides quite a bit of support to its members. He will use the requested 1,000 new soles to buy merchandise like grocery items, hardware supplies, clothes and others at more affordable prices in order to earn higher income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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