A loan of $525 helped to pay for her motor-taxi.

Natilde's story

Natilde is 27 years old and has lived with partner for 10 years. She is the driving force behind her husband’s activities. She is the mother of a two-year-old son and, at present, they live in her mother-in-law’s house. She has offered unconditional support to her in-laws for 10 years through the crops from the farm, like by buying and selling fruits and by transport to the markets and cities. She is looking for economic independence, so she has acquired a motor-taxi, which she is paying for in installments. Her husband already works with the vehicle, so that they can finish making the payments. Also, Reyna began selling sodas and candies in her mother-in-law’s premises, with the end of turning it into a well-stocked small store.
This pair has many dreams of growing and prospering with their work, combining the earnings from the vehicle and from the sale of candies. They hope to have a field of citrus and bananas in her parents’ farm, but they will be their own crops. Reyna enjoys working in the farm a lot, but what she likes most is business, so that she hopes it will grow to a small store. Natilde has just been sworn in as president, and she promises to fulfill her obligations. This is her fifth loan with MFP, and in all this time, she has paid her installments responsibly. The money she is requesting is to take the payments for the motor-taxi forward. In this way, she will accumulate money to repay all the installments. The remaining amount will be used to buy sweets and sodas.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah

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