A loan of $375 helped to increase her merchandise.


Vanessa's story

Vanessa is 20 years old and has been living with her partner close to 5 years and they have a son. They live in a house they've rented and where they run their business selling snacks and soft drinks. Previously she cultivated a field with her husband; but produce isn't that profitable in certain seasons, so she opened a store to sell snacks and soft drinks 8 months ago, and finding it very profitable. In the first loan she received from MFP (Kiva Field Partner) she managed to purchase a stand, but now with this loan she wants to stock her store with more products. Vanessa loves to be in contact with people, and in doing so she is generating an income for herself, and meanwhile her husband dedicates his time to cultivate fruit that in certain seasons they produce fruit in great quantities, something they hope to keep harvesting. Vanessa's goal is to have her own fields to no longer have to pay rent on the building where she has her store. She sought the community bank in her third loan cycle and her history indicates that she makes payments on time, on this her second loan from MFP, an institution of which she feels part. The funds requested will be used to stock her snack store to increase selection, to the end of increasing her client base.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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