A loan of $325 helped to buy various flavored drinks at wholesale prices in order to increase her income and also invest in grilled food.

Manuelita's story

Manuelita, 28 years old, is a hard-working and persevering woman, in addition to being nice and friendly. She lives with her partner Enos, who is a farmer, and with whom she has 2 children, 11 and 4 years, whom she loves a lot. They live comfortably in their own house.

The business that Manuelita has is selling sodas and grilled food in her own house, from which she saves to continue investing. Every day she sets up in front of her house, where she puts a table on weekends and sells grilled food, getting a warm reception among her customers. She has been doing these activities with the support of her partner, who helps her in his free time, for 6 years.

She likes her business because it generates the income she needs to pay household expenses. She started hesitatingly, but with time she realized that her activity was very welcomed by people, so she decided to continue. On the other hand, she says she doesn't like it because they have had some low points. However, this doesn't discourage her and she wishes to continue working and maintaining her business, since it has brought her a lot of financial and personal satisfaction.

This will be her second loan with the institution MFP. She asks for your assistance so she can carry out her plans. She is grateful to count on a line of credit to continue with her businesses. In addition to feeling comfortable with her communal bank, she considers them a supportive and united group.

She will invest the requested amount of 800 nuevos soles in the purchase of various flavors of drinks at wholesale prices in order to increase her income, and also to invest in grilled food.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh

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