A loan of $650 helped to buy food products like rice, bread, eggs, milk, sugar, cooking oil, and more.

Maciely's story

Maciely, age 25, is married to René. They have two children, ages six and one. They live with their children in their own house. Maciely has worked ever since she was very little, and she puts forth great effort. Currently her main business activity is selling general food products. She sells rice, sugar, bread, milk, eggs, household accessories, drinks, sausages, and others. Her store is set up in the front part of her house, which is in a strategic area where she lives. She has had her store for two years. She counts on her husband’s unconditional help. She is happy to be able to share a business that benefits everyone.

She likes her work. It allows her to use her time to do other household activities. This business generates good earnings for her. This is because there are always customers interested in her products. She sells wholesale to the retailers who are also her customers.

At this time she is requesting 1,800 soles. She is grateful to all of the people who make her loan possible in order to continue with her objectives. She pledges to make her payments punctually. She will use the requested loan to buy a greater quantity of food products and basic needs items like rice, bread, eggs, milk, sugar, cooking oil, and other products that will allow her to continue working.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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