A loan of $400 helped to buy rice, sugar, oil and more.

Jesus's story

Jesús, 34 years old, is a friendly working woman. She lives with James who is an employee and father of her four children, Billy, James, Johnny and Patrick who are 12, 10, 7 and 2 years of age respectively. They live in her sister’s house. They have their own property but they don’t live there as it is so far away.

Jesús sells food such as noodles, stews, juanes (a Peruvian dish with chicken, rice, spices, beaten eggs and hard boiled eggs, bundled tightly in banana leaves and then placed in a pot to cook) and beverages in the morning at a stand in the city marketplace, where she cordially attends to her customers who visit her daily because of her tasty preparations.

She began this a little more than a year ago, with a little bit of her own capital and thanks to the support of her brother she successfully established herself. She considers her business profitable because the earnings have helped her through many predicaments, and besides that she is always preparing something for her family, and so avoids food household expenses.

She started her business with the desire of having her own earnings and not to depend only on her partner, but to support him with the expenses and to bring a better quality of life to her family. Now she is saving because in the future she wants to open a grocery store at home, in order to be closer to her children during the day. This will be her fourth loan through MFP. She is grateful and happy knowing she has financial support to reach her plans, and she agrees to comply with the payment plan as she did with her previous loans. She also likes the communal bank because of the support they give each other.

With the amount requested of 1000 soles, she will buy the necessary ingredients in order to make her dishes such as rice, sugar, oil, and more. She will search for low prices in order to have better earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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