A loan of $1,000 helped build up merchandise.

Nora's story

Nora is 36 years old, and she is a very happy and charismatic woman. She lives in a rented room along with her son Christian, who is 13, and for whom she wants to provide a good life.

Nora's business is selling movies, documentaries, soap operas, cartoons, etc. on DVD, which are purchased by many customers. She has her business at the Tupac Amaru Market (a very important market in the city of Juliaca), and she is one of the first people to get in the newest releases. The thing that she likes best about her work is telling customers which of the movies that she sells are the best. She has been doing this business for 15 years, and the thing that she thinks is most difficult is watching to make sure her movies aren't stolen by people who are just waiting for a moment of distraction when they can rob her.

For the future, Nora hopes to have a store that specializes in DVD sales, where she can sell in comfort. This is her fourth loan with Kiva partner MFP, and she is prepared to pay all her loans on time. She already feels that she has a responsibility to the members of her communal bank, where she is well respected for the order she keeps in their meetings. With the 3,000 soles that she has requested, she will purchase more DVDs to build up the merchandise she sells.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Olivia Shirley

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