A loan of $600 helped to buy ingredients and supplies such as rice, soups, beans, eggs, chicken, and more. She will also change out some of the old utensils she uses for her work.


Norma's story

Norma, 38, is a friendly and very good woman. She is separated from her live-in partner of many years, with whom she had two children: Gleysi, age 18, and Cristina, age 3. As a courageous mother, she works daily to be able to offer her daughters, whom she lives with in her own house, a better quality of life.

Norma works selling food. She has a very busy restaurant in her house where she has worked for 13 years. She has the help of two people who she employs due to the fact that demand for her dishes rises more each day and she cannot supply the necessary customer service. Thanks to the help of these two people, she can be more calm since they support her workplace.

She is very happy with her business because it allows her to provide work to people who wish to generate an income for their families. It also allows her to be at her daughters' sides, who are at an age where they need the wise advice of their parents as well as their help to see the path toward being good people.

She has many customers, which allows her to improve her income every day. She hopes to be able to improve the infrastructure of her business premises, as well as being able to grow her business and sell a greater variety of dishes to her clients.

This will be her sixth loan with MFP. She is very happy because they offer her financial support and that allows her to raise her working capital. She knows she will have to be very responsible and above all, very punctual. She is happy to belong to her community bank since she sees that they are very unified. With the amount requested of 1500 nuevos soles, she will buy ingredients and supplies such as rice, beans, eggs, chicken, and more. She will also change out some of the old utensils she uses for her work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jamie Schau


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