A loan of $1,200 helped to buy four cylinders of gasoline.


Nelva's story

Nelva, age 37, has been married to Luis for 15 years. They have a six year old daughter, Guisel. They love her and are raising her in their own house, which is in a rural area.

Nelva is a charismatic woman with a lot of initiative. Two years ago she started the business of selling oil and gasoline. She does this on the main street in her area, where she rents a small space. She says that she sells an average of S/. 480 soles at most because there are not a lot of pumps in the area.

Also, she takes advantage of her free time to knit small woolen hats. She sells the hats to intermediaries who continually visit her. However, her main objective is to consolidate her business activities. “In a week I get three cylinders of gas and another two of oil. If I sell these in seven days, I am doing well,” she says.

The business does not stop because the vehicle traffic does not stop. That is the reason she needs help to get more merchandise and to successfully continue in the business.

She belongs to the Corazón de San Pedro communal bank. This is her third loan with MFP. She pledges to make her payments punctually. Upon receiving your support, Nelva will use the requested money to buy four cylinders of gasoline.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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