A loan of $1,000 helped to buy rice, sugar, oils, candies, and carbonated drinks, among other items, to be able to offer her customers greater quantities and variety.


Charita's story

Charita, who is 40 years old, is a friendly and hard-working woman. At the moment when she was left a single mother, she did not hesitate for a moment to work in whatever job was available. This is how she is raising her daughter, Alith, who is 16 years old. She lives in her own house along with her daughter, to whom she wants to offer a better quality of life. Every day, Charita's grocery store is always open very early. This is why her many customers come seeking some basic article or product, since they know that they will find it and that they will be waited on with her wide smile and kind treatment. Her business is located in a space that she set up in her house, where she has been tending her business for eight years. She continues doing this work that she began on seeing the need to satisfy some of the needs of her household.

She feels that her business is quite profitable because of the good earnings that it gives her. She likes her business since she does not have to leave her house much and can help with what her daughter needs.

She very much appreciates the help offered by her young daughter, who is always at her side to help her, sometimes waiting on her customers. Now she wants to continue working hard and to be able to begin to expand and offer a greater variety of products to her customers. This is her fifth loan with MFP. She is very happy to know that she has financial support, since this way she will feel confident of advancing with her business. On her part, she promises once again to make her payments in a punctual manner, since she wants to remain on good terms with her group, since everyone is very punctual. With the amount she has applied for, 2500 PEN, she will buy products and merchandise such as rice, sugar, oils, candies, and carbonated beverages, among other items, to be able to offer greater quantities and variety to her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry


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