A loan of $600 helped to buy rice, sugar, drums of oil, jams, canned milk, vegetables, and meats to stock her store.


Angela's story

Ángela, 54, is married to Juan, with whom she has three children, though only one lives with them. They live in their own home in the central forest. She is kind and friendly, and thanks to hard work, she opened a small business in her house eight years ago. Now the store is better stocked with quality products. “The business is going well. What I sell most are groceries and meats, especially chicken," she says. She buys perishable items every week and groceries and other products every month. Juan works as a bricklayer to earn income to support his family.

Ángela likes her work and has regular clients. Like every business owner that buys supplies on credit, at times she is not able to pay. Still, her business is a success, and she wants to keep it going but needs help. This is her 14th loan cycle with MFP, and she promises to make her payments on time. She belongs to the communal bank “Las Heliconias,” and she's happy that the members are responsible. With 1500 soles, she will be able to buy groceries such as rice, sugar, drums of oil, jams, canned milk, vegetables, and meats to stock her store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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