A loan of $500 helped to purchase soft drinks in a variety of flavors and sizes.

Pilar's story

Pilar belongs to the "La Libertad" communal bank. She lives in the Bellavista District of San Martin Department. She has a life partner, is 29 years old and the mother of two children, both of whom are still dependent on her. Given her desire to progress and bring her family forward, she used her initial 300 sol loan to start a business selling soft drinks for which she bought, on installments, a cooler to keep her drinks cold something very necessary given the hot weather that is usual in her area. This business produces profits that allow her to continue her activity her goal being always to continue selling these products but now at wholesale. With this 1500 sol loan, which she will repay in 6 months, she will invest in the purchase of more product such as soft drinks of various brands, flavors and sizes as well as sparkling and still mineral water of various brands and sizes thereby satisfying her customers's demanding tastes. Pilar expresses her enormous gratitude towards Manuela Ramos for allowing her to go forward with what she proposes and to continue to grow as a woman and and entrepreneur.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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