A loan of $375 helped to buy chicken, vegetables, and some tubers for her store as well as fizzy drinks.

Kati's story

Kati, 44, is an active and creative woman as well as determined and a fighter. She is in a common law relationship with the father of her 13 year old daughter. She wants to be able to offer the best for her young daughter; education and quality of life. They live together in their own house that they bought with effort and much sacrifice.

Kati sells groceries and other products of basic necessities; she does this work from her house. She wakes up early to go to the market to purchase daily products such as chicken, vegetables and some tubers. When she returns she takes the products to the sidewalk of her house and begins selling them. She has been doing this for more than 5 years which she does with some help. In the beginning, it was a little complicated as she didn't know anything about the business, but with time she learned and now has the necessary guidelines to be able to keep her customers happy.

What she likes about her work is that she can use her time for other activities. When she has free time she goes to the market to sell some products, mainly, sheets and comforters. Her business is doing well, she has many customers and this generates good profits. She hopes to continue working and to grow her business in order to continue improving her finance.

This will be her first loan with MFP. She is very happy to know that she will have financial support to be able to continue increasing her working capital. As well, she is convinced that she will be a good member. She likes belonging to the communal bank in which she works, since everyone is responsible and very supportive with one another.

She is requesting 900 Peruvian Soles which she will buy more products and groceries such as chicken, vegetables and some tubers for her store, in addition to fizzy drinks as she wants to be able to sell it in this season of extreme heat.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diana Lima

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