A loan of $400 helped to buy fruit and building supplies.

Zulianita's story

Zulianita, 32, is a woman with many dreams and a strong desire to make progress based on her own efforts and being kind and courteous to people. She lives with Fernando who works in transportation. They have three children who are 16, 14 and 6 years of age who she loves very much. They all live together comfortably in her own house. The activity Zulianita does is selling regional fruit and fruit drinks in the morning. To do so, she sets up a table in front of her house where she tends to her customers kindly and courteously. She also works taking in laundry for her relatives and neighbors earning extra income this way. She started her business with an MFP loan and to date has been managing it alone. She considers her business to be quite profitable because of the profits it yields and because she’s the only one in the area with this type of business so she’s quite sought-after.

Before starting her business, she wanted to be a productive person and generate her own income to not depend completely on her spouse and to help him with household expenses. Therefore, seeing the results her business is having, she wants to continue and with her profits and another future loan open a chicken shop near her house because she sees this as a new business opportunity since there are no businesses of this type in the area.

This will be MFP loan #2. She’s happy to know that she can continue to rely on financial support needed to solidify her plans. She’s also comfortable in her communal bank because she considers it to be a unified, supportive group. She will use the requested 1,000 new soles to buy products for her fruit sales and to do some home improvements to set up the space for her new business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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