A loan of $600 helped to buy tables and chairs as well as ingredients that she needs to prepare her food.

Lilia's story

37-year-old Lilia is an enterprising, happy, and very kind woman who likes challenges. She lives with Carlos who is a merchant, and from this relationship they have two children; 20-year-old Kelvin and 9-year-old Dumer. They live comfortably in their own home which they built with much effort.

The business that Lilia has is a restaurant where she offers breakfast, cold drinks, and other items. She takes care of her customers with assorted dishes from the region, like "juanes". For the moment she rents the place where she works by paying an affordable price which allows her to have a higher margin of profit. She complements her plates with refreshing natural drinks, sodas, and beer. She has spent more than two years at this location, tending to her customers with the help of her sister.

She believes her business is profitable because it has brought her much personal and financial satisfaction. She remembers that she began her business with the sale of juices, later moving on to the sale of food with a traveling table until she could find the money needed to rent a comfortable place. Seeing the progress of her business, she has the desire to buy the place that she currently rents because it is in a commercial zone and she hopes to keep growing there.

This is her third loan with the MFP institution. Therefore, she is grateful for the financing and the confidence that they have placed in her by accepting her request so that she can accomplish her goals. On the other hand, she says that she feels good with her communal bank because she has their permanent support. She will invest the requested amount of 1500 nuevos soles in the purchase of tables and chairs to improve the comfort of her customers. She will also buy the supplies and ingredients that she needs to prepare her meals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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