A loan of $800 helped buy panettone and some toys that she will sell during the Christmas season.

Marcela's story

Marcela is 53 years old she is a happy and enthusiastic woman. She is married to Marcos with whom she has 3 children who are adults. At present she and her husband live by themselves in the central jungle. With a lot of hard work, Marcela opened a small grocery store some 7 years ago where she sells basic household goods. Early in the mornings the inhabitants of the area visit her store since they know it is well stocked and she needs to invest to buy merchandize. “To have everything in the display cabinets is my secret, from groceries, refreshments, meats, fruits, vegetables, that is why I never lack customers,” she proudly says.

While she cares for her customers she also makes and mends clothing. She gains extra income to keep for whatever emergency. If that is not enough she also buys and sells coffee. Marcela is very dynamic despite her age. She needs your help to keep her business; this is her ninth loan with MFP that she will obtain thanks to your support. This is why she promises to be punctual with her loan quotas and says that is happy with her communal bank, “Light of the Future” for the unified work that they do.

She will use the money to buy merchandize for her small grocery store like panettone and some toys that she will sell during the Christmas season.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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