A loan of $600 helped to buy ingredients, goods and utensils for her restaurant.

Merly's story

Merly is forty years old and married to Roger, who is a government employee. They have their own house where they live comfortably with their three children. Merly sells prepared food such as fried pork skin, fried chicken, chicken casserole, etc. She gets up early in the morning to go to the market to buy all of the regional products she needs. Then she begins to prepare all the delicious dishes that come from her kitchen. She is known as the great cook. These dishes she sells from the lane next to her house. She has made this into a good place to sell her goods. The money that her husband earns does not cover their basic household expenses. This is why she started her own business. She likes this work as it provides her with something to do and also helps her earn income. She has customers all the time. This is why she wants to increase the quantity of the food she produces and also she wants to buy better tables and chairs
This is her fourth loan from MFP. She knows that she needs to be responsible and punctual with her loan payments. With the 1500 soles she is requesting she will buy ingredients and goods such as rice, potatoes, sugar among other goods in order to continue with her business. Also she will buy the utensils needed to continue with her work..

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski

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