A loan of $400 helped buy tables and chairs as well as ingredients to prepare her food.

Agueda's story

Agueda is 31 years old; she is a hardworking and focused woman with the drive to get ahead in life. She lives with her partner, Cesar who is a salesperson, out of their union they have 3 children of 9, 6 and 4 years of age. She loves them very much and they live comfortably in their own home. Agueda works selling fast food like salchipapas (fried potatoes and sausages), juanes (a traditional chicken and rice meal) and other items. Everyday she prepares her fryer, along with her tables and chairs in the afternoons in a corner in a central area of the Manantay town. She kindly cares for her customers with the support of her partner and eldest son who help her prepare and in their free time.

Agueda enjoys her business since she gets enough income to pay the household expenses and support her partner. However, she gets tired of having to set up and take down her stall everyday, which is why she would like to be able to rent a place where everything will be ready for her to take care of her customers. She has looked at her profits and with the support of her partner, Agueda plans to rent a place and have more tables and chairs so her customers will be more comfortable. This will be her first loan with MFP that is why she hopes for a small loan to be able to realize her goals. Besides being in good standing with her communal bank, she has seen that it is a very united group and hopes that they will continue on the same path. With the 1000 nuevos soles she will buy tables and chairs as well as ingredients to prepare her food.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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