A loan of $650 helped to purchase sodas, water, cookies, and other snacks.

Faustina's story

Sra. Faustina is a member of the Communal Bank “Las Mujeres Del Puerto II” (The Women of the Port II) which is located in the District of Calleria, Department of Ucayali. She is 39 years old and a single mother of three children.

Faustina sells beverages in areas that are far from her home. She brings her children with her while she sells because she has does not have anybody to look after them. With her new loan of 1800 PEN, she will buy five packs of guarana flavored sodas, four packs of water, five packs of Pepsi Cola, one box of cookies, one bag of candy, and one bag of sponge cakes.

Despite having to travel far for her business, Faustina continues to work every day because wants very much for her children to move forward. She has made many sacrifices and has worked honorably in order to provide them a good future. Faustina has also taught them that things are earned through hard work and sacrifice.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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