A loan of $725 helped to buy a greater quantity of merchandise, consisting of articles of clothing and some shoes in different styles.

Cindy's story

Cindy, who is 28, is a good, kind woman. She lives with Francisco, who is 32, with whom she has a little daughter named Mayte, who is only 5 years old and to whom she wants to offer a better quality of life. She lives in her own house, which she built with the help of her partner. She lives there with her family, and each of its members takes a part in moving forward.

Cindy's work consists of selling articles of clothing exclusively for children. Every day she goes to the homes of her friends, neighbors, and relatives to offer all the products that she has for sale. She doesn't hesitate for a moment to knock on each of their doors and convince them to acquire some item. The clothing that she offers is of different sizes and in various styles and colors. In general she sells on credit while only in some cases can she sell for cash. She has been doing this work for three years. She works alone, either in her home or in the homes of her various customers. She likes her work a lot, since it allows her to have time to spend with her family. Furthermore, it allows her to help with the household finances. She wants to continue working and begin to expand her business, also selling shoes for children, but for now she is concentrating only on keeping her place in the market and in the future expanding her little business.

This is her third loan from MFP. She is very happy to know that she has financial support, since this way she feels more certain of advancing in her work. Similarly, she promises once again to make her payments punctually, as she did with her past loans. She is satisfied with being a member of her communal bank, since all the members are very responsible and united. With the amount she has applied for (1800 PEN), she will buy a larger quantity of merchandise, consisting of articles of clothing and some shoes of different styles.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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