A loan of $675 helped purchase of tables, chairs and a cabinet.

Betty's story

Betty L. F. is a member of Yungay Province’s Mujeres Yungainas al Progreso community bank.

Betty is 34 years old and has two children by her common law husband, but his irresponsibility has been a constant source of difficulties because he does not support their children. Betty claims that having her children has been the best thing that could have happened because it gives her a reason for living. She sells food on Santa Rosa Boulevard, at the former offices of the Maravilla radio station. She prepares the food on site to sell to her customers. She says that her customers have steadily increased since beginning the business one year ago with a loan that she was able to obtain through her community bank. Now she will open a food stall in the market at the Yungay fair, where she plans to start a business to provide better service.

This loan of $675 (2000 Peruvian nuevos soles), which she will repay in six installments, will be invested in setting up her stall, in the purchase of tables, chairs and a cabinet.

Betty says that she needs to learn how to manage a business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joyce .

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