A loan of $1,500 helped to buy basic staple items.


Vanesa's story

Vanesa, 34, is a kind, hardworking woman living in her own house for 8 years with her husband, Henry, 37, and their two beloved children: Rosa, 16, and Jorge, 4, who she wants to provide with a better quality of life. Vanesa is a woman who loves to work and feels a great affinity for selling groceries. She set up the business on the sidewalk by her house and she sells groceries, beans, regional fruit, vegetables, bananas, meats and other basic staple items. In addition, she also sells soft-drinks, ice and frozen treats thus generating income needed for food and for some of her daily expenses. Her husband contributes by working driving a mototaxi she was able to buy with some savings.

What she likes best about her work is that it’s not too demanding and she can rest thus keeping her health stable because some time ago the doctor recommended that she rest. She enjoys the rhythm with which her grocery sales are increasing. In time, she hopes to save up enough money to open a store to retain her customers while at the same time increasing the quantity and variety of items she sells presently.

This is MFP loan #7 and she’s very happy to know that she’ll have financial support because she’ll feel more secure about being able to advance with her work. She commits to make her payments punctually like she did with previous loans she got. She feels very comfortable working with her fellow communal bank members because they are all very responsible and supportive. She will use the requested 3,800 soles to buy basic staple items as well as some soft-drinks and frozen treats to stock her sales stand.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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