A loan of $400 helped to buy supplies such as rice, sugar and canned food.

Virginia's story

Virginia, 46, is married to Andrés and has four children. They own a house which they built with solid material and a lot of effort and dedication. Virginia works in agriculture; she grows organic cocoa. She learned this line of work from her family when she was a girl, and she feels proud to continue with the family’s tradition. Time passes by and the family needs to improve its economic situation, so Virginia has decided to open a grocery store in the ground floor of her house, today used as a storage room for the cocoa beans.

Virginia would like to have enough capital to buy supplies and open her business. She believes it will be successful because there are few stores like this one in her neighborhood.

One of her long-term goals is to finish building the second floor. This is Virginia’s first loan with MFP; she feels grateful for the opportunity and promises to pay the installments on time. She is requesting 1,000 nuevos soles [PEN] to buy different supplies in bulk, such as rice, sugar, canned food and cleaning products.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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