A loan of $1,200 helped purchase computers and maintain the ones she has.

Tarcila's story

Tarcila is 50 years old and married, and lives with her three children, who help their mother with household expenses. Like every mother, she longed to give her children a good education. Since it was her top priority, she went to work every morning. But over the course of time her eldest son became aware of the need and was eager to work. When he graduated he used his savings from his work to install some internet stations in their house, giving his mother the opportunity to run her own business. The business is 6 years old now and she manages it happily. But her entrepreneurial spirit inspired her to install telephone booths beside the computers, which has helped her neighbors with their communications and increased her earnings. In the future, Tarcila would like to continue expanding her services, and would like to install a pharmacy in the corner of the house, since her daughters studied pharmacy and it would be an additional service to provide her neighbors. She's been working with MFP for four years, and this is her eighth loan. She feels very happy to be part of her communal bank, since she receives support from the organization and from the other members, who work together for the good of the whole group. With the requested sum, she will buy some computers, and will also invest 100 soles each in the maintenance of the computers she already has. She hopes in this way to improve the service she offers her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg

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