A loan of $1,575 helped to buy ingredients she uses daily to prepare the food, as well as pots and plates.

Saturnina's story

Saturnina is 41 years old. She is a good, honest and kind woman. She is single and has 3 grown children. All of them live in the home she was able to buy with the help of her ex. Saturnina's main activity is making stews and various food. She has a great gift and is known as one of the best cooks in her area. That is why her modest restaurant is one of the busiest in the area. Her customers go to her every day to try the delicious meals she prepares with so much hard work and affection. Right now, the locale where she works is rented, but she hopes to have her own establishment soon. She has been doing this activity for 4 years with the help of her daughter and another woman. She complements her activity by selling different brands, prices and sizes of soft drinks. What she likes the most about her job is making her stews, enjoying the aromas and flavors, knowing that her faithful customers enjoy every dish that delights their palates. That is why she does her job with so much love and dedication, though sometimes she feels she can't please everyone as quickly as she would like to. She hopes to continue improving the infrastructure of her restaurant and outfit it with utensils. This is her 7th individual loan with the MFP institution. She is grateful to all of the people who have made her loan possible so she can continue with her goals and growth she has planned. She is also very determined to make her payments on time once again like she did with the previous loans. She really likes being a client of the institution since they offer her all of the necessary support to get ahead. With the S/.4000 she has asked for, she will buy ingredients she uses daily to prepare the food, since the demand for her cooking has increased. She will also buy cooking utensils such as pots, plates and more.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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