A loan of $475 helped to purchase sweet treats, such as cookies, candy and gum.

Denia's story

Denia is 22 years old. She is married and has a young son. She lives with her husband and son at her in-laws' house. Her works consists of selling sweet treats; she sells her products door-to-door, and also has, on occasion, sold them from home, where she displays them on a table. She sells products such as sweets, cookies and gum. She is well-known for her charisma and sunny disposition, which have helped her sell her products and thus gather the economic revenue that she needs. She started this line of work 5 years ago as she wanted to be independent and to help with the family's daily expenses. When she first started her business, she felt very shy to be doing this kind of work; but with time, she was able to develop the personal qualities called for and she now generates a lot of sales and is very happy to do so. What she likes best about her work is talking with clients and getting them to laugh; she thinks the most difficult part of the business is having to sell when it is very hot outside. She would love to have a shop where she could sell her products more easily and where she could offer more variety to her clients. This is her 3rd Kiva loan; she is very happy to have such financial support, which gives her the opportunity to continue to work with ease; she is committed to paying back her loan on time. At this time, she is requesting a loan of S/.1200 soles to purchase sweet treats (such as cookies, candy and gum) wholesale.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Helene Hansen

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