A loan of $400 helped to buy groceries like rice, sugar, cooking oil, and others at wholesale prices.


Lleny's story

Lleny, age 48, is a hard-working woman with a great desire to succeed. She is also kind and friendly. She is married to Eduardo, who is employed, and the father of their three children. She lives with her husband and two grandchildren. They are raising them because the grandchildren's father died, and their grandchildren are their motivation. They live comfortably in their own house, which she bought with help from her life partner.

Lleny sells general groceries at her own house. In order to do this she opened a small grocery store in her house. She sells basic needs products like sugar, rice, cooking oil, soft drinks, candy, and others. She is very busy because of her variety. Also, she tends to her customers in a kind way, and they leave satisfied.

She started her business over 14 years ago, and her husband, who helps her, provided her with his own capital. She managed to buy the first products in small quantities. Later, she was growing a little and increasing her purchases and sales. She feels the business is profitable because of the good income it produces, and she gets more customers each day.

She likes her business because it allows her to be at home and to take care of her minor grandchildren, whom she loves very much. Also, the income helps her husband with the household expenses. She has plans to continue because this is her main source of income.

Therefore, this will be her second loan with the MFP institution. She wishes to collaborate in order to continue with her objectives. She also says that she is comfortable with her communal bank. She knows all of the members, and she has a friendly relationship with all of them.

She will use the requested 1,000 soles to buy groceries like rice, sugar, cooking oil, and others at wholesale prices. She will do this to stock her store and increase her stock of merchandise that is available to sell. She sees her business growing in order to have greater income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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