A loan of $475 helped to buy food staples, wholesale.

Ketty's story

Ketty is 32 years old. She is a cheerful woman with plenty of fighting spirit. Her partner left her 8 years ago, and now she lives with her parents and 10 year old son. He is her motivation to do everything she can to make progress in life. Kitty lives in her parent’s house, and she works selling groceries in her grocery store. She opened up her shop in premises that are part of her parent’s house. Her shop is very popular with the neighbours, and also with strangers who are just passing through the area. She serves everyone in the same friendly manner. The shop has been running for 4 years, now, and has become very well-known and popular. She can count on her parents to help out and serve customers sometimes, in their spare moments. Ketty considers that her business is profitable because she has become very well-known in the district. The majority of her customers are neighbours, and she serves them very well because she knows that it is their custom that provides her with her income. When she started out she could not count on support capital, and for this reason, she decided to take out a loan privately. Having the business gives her the peace of mind that she can provide well for her children. Ketty is very keen on making progress in her business and would like to offer a greater assortment of products in her shop. Therefore, this will be loan number 3 with the MAP organisation. She likes her group very much because she finds that they are responsible. She is grateful for the opportunities and support that the group gives her.
With the amount of 1200 Nuevos Soles, Ketty is going to buy food staples, wholesale with which to stock her shop, in order to make it more profitable.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Maria Edlin

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