A loan of $325 helped to buy essential goods such as vegetables, eggs, and milk.

Dina's story

Dina is 27, enterprising, friendly, and hardworking. She is single and has two children, ages 8 and 2, who live with her and her sister-in-law and her children. Dina sells groceries and essential goods such as grains, rice, bread, eggs, oil, milk, and sodas. Every three days, she buys at wholesale in the city's main market at prices that allow her to make a few cents profit.

She set up her store in her house three years ago and works alone. She enjoys that her business leaves her free to do other activities. It bothers her, though, that some customers buy on credit but don't pay on time; therefore, she prefers to sell for cash. She hopes to grow her business, since she feels young, and hopes to keep working as she has done in the past.

This is her second loan cycle with MFP, and she thanks the people who have provided capital. She likes working with her communal bank because the members have shown themselves to be responsible. She expects to continue working with her consultant as she feels comfortable with that person and the institution. She will use the loan of 800 soles to buy essential goods for inventory and other items such as vegetables, eggs, and milk.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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