A loan of $400 helped to buy food and basic staples at wholesale.

Liznarda's story

Liznarda, 59, is a hardworking, enterprising woman in addition to being cheerful and dynamic. She lives with Marco who is a merchant and the father of their children. She lives with her spouse and her 33-year-old daughter who she loves very much. She lives comfortably in her own house that she and her spouse bought together. Liznarda’s activity is selling various food items like fried chicken, chicken stew, and rice with chicken, among others. To do so, she has a refrigerator that’s her main support tool at work. She works from home where she has space inside from which she very graciously tends to her customers. She’s been in this business more than 10 years and is very well-known in the zone. To date, her spouse sometimes helps her with customer service.

She considers her business to be profitable because she’s used to it and it generates good profits that make it possible for her to cover household expenses and help pay for her grandchildren’s schooling. On the other hand, before starting this activity her spouse’s income was insufficient to cover all household expenses. But now, seeing the good results she’s having she’s planning to expand her commercial site to provide better service to customers in general.

Because of this, this will be MFP loan #2. She feels happy for the opportunity of having a line of credit available to advance in her business. She feels good too in her communal bank because she considers them to be responsible, kind people. She will use the requested 2,000 new soles to buy foodstuffs and basic staples in large amounts and at wholesale prices in order to have a wider profit margin.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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