A loan of $775 helped to buy groceries.

Jacinta's story

Jacinta, 46, is divorced and has two small children who live with her in an adobe house.

Working exclusively in farming activities related to cacao and organic coffee production in her town, she decided five years ago to start her own grocery store business. In this time she has managed to establish her business as a good means of support for her family finances. Selling necessities such as rice, sugar, and other food products she has managed to become a very well-known person and start very good friendships.

Transportation from the city to her town creates an increase in the products she sells and it's necessary to stock the merchandise in her store. She's going to her financial institution to get working capital.

Her long-term goals are to build her house of quality materials to improve her family's quality of life.

Currently she needs to have 2,000 nuevos soles [PEN] to buy merchandise such as sacks of rice, sugar, noodles, canned goods, and cereals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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