A loan of $325 helped to purchase a variety of fish.

Doris's story

Doris, 46, is a hard-working, dedicated woman who is determined to get ahead. She is married, has four children, and lives with the youngest in their own house, striving to get ahead to lead a better lifestyle. Doris sells fish for a living, out of a stall she has in front of her house. Fortunately, sales are high and she earns a good profit, thanks to the fact that her strategic location is on a visible corner. But her work requires much sacrifice to get the quality, fresh products she sells to her customers. She gets up early in the morning to go to the fishing port to get the most popular items, such as boquichico, sea urchin, sardines or catfish. She knows the effort is worth it, since her daughter has everything she needs to live comfortably.

Doris has been in business for 11 years now, and works alone. Her motivation for wanting to get ahead is her desire to do a good job and earn an income for her family.

She enjoys the freedom her work gives her, since she can spend the afternoons practicing some sport, while spending time with her family. She hopes to continue expanding her business and begin selling bananas. This is her second loan through the MFP institution. She is grateful to all the people who make this loan possible, allowing her to continue toward her goal. She is committed to paying off the loan on time.

The amount requested will be used to buy fish and bananas so she can continue working.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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