A loan of $725 helped to buy kitchen utensils and ingredients for food preparation.

Marieta's story

Xenia, 21, is a hardworking, dynamic woman in addition to being kind and jovial. She’s single with no children. She lives in a rented house with her parents and brother who she loves very much. Xenia’s business is selling food like noodles, Chinese-style rice, and fried chicken and cold beverages. To do so, she sets up a table and chairs in her front yard at noon to sell lunch. She started out with working capital her mother gave her three years ago. She works with much effort and dedication and has won over a regular clientele that she tends to graciously. She’s been doing this work half-time with her mother helping her tend to the public. She considers the business to be profitable because of the good profits it nets and because her customers are increasing daily.

She likes her activity because it gives her an occupation and she feels like a productive woman; this relaxes and distracts her. Also, she’s able to use income generated to help out her family and pay for her university studies at night. On the other hand, she doesn’t much like the hot charcoal stove that heats her body and damages her health but this does not discourage her. Therefore, she has plans to continue and to expand the business. This will then be her MFP loan #4 and she’s hoping for your collaboration to continue towards her objectives. On the other hand, she feels good in her communal bank because she considers the members to be responsible people.

She will use the requested 1,800 new soles to buy kitchen utensils like plates, pots and pans and also to buy food preparation ingredients like noodles, rice, oil and others at wholesale seeking out the lowest prices for volume purchases so her profit margin will be larger.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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