A loan of $400 helped to buy soda.

Ruth's story

46-year-old Ruth is married to Lucio, who is 55. The couple have three daughters who are their motivation in life. Ruth currently lives with her family in a home which she built with the support of her husband. The house is built from good-quality materials.

Ruth used to work as a cook in a restaurant but then decided to open her own small restaurant where she prepares roast chicken. Ruth has been running her business for 8 years and, over the years, she has managed to turn it into a stable business which makes good income. She says that things weren't easy at first as she didn't have many customers but now, with the support of her daughters, she has become a very entrepreneurial saleswoman.

In order to improve her business, Ruth would like to have enough capital to buy soda and other drinks that her customers are requesting. She needs 1,000 soles to buy these products. Ruth is happy to be taking out her first loan with MFP and pledges to make her repayments in a responsible manner.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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