A loan of $400 helped to buy wholesale plantains to sell at her stall.


Ketty's story

Ketty, 36, is the friendly, charismatic single mother of two children, ages 9 and 12, who live with her in her parents' home. As any mother, she wants the best for her children and works hard daily to get ahead. After picking up the required number of stalks she needs to sell at the river port each day, Kelly sells the plantains at her stall located in one of the main city markets. Depending on the season, she sometimes sells yuca, lemons, cocona, dried seafood and meats such as tortoise, crab, and free-range chicken.

She has been in business for three years and works longer hours when the city celebrates holidays or important events. Fortunately, she earns a good income, which gives her financial peace of mind. She loves that her works lets her interact with people; that the physical activity makes her feel energetic; and that, above all, it provides income to pay her expenses.

This is her second loan cycle with MFP, and she thanks the lenders for providing the necessary funding to firm up her plans. She promises to make her payments on time and hopes to continue working with her communal bank, whose members are unified and care about each other. She will use the loan of 1000 soles to buy wholesale plantains to sell at her stall.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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