A loan of $700 helped to buy basic grocery products to sell in her store.

Zulmy Veronica's story

Zulmy is a 28 year-old mother who lives in the El Pescador neighborhood, located in the San José district, 20 minutes from the city of Chiclayo. She lives with her husband and her two children, one of whom is 6 years old and is studying in the neighborhood school, and the other is 3 years old.

She has a small business in her house, where she sells basic daily-use products (rice, sugar, cooking oil, etc.), and also chicken, vegetables, and sweets. She started this business one year ago and it has helped with the family income since her husband, like most men in the area, works occasionally in artisanal fishing and his income isn’t enough to support his family.

She is requesting her first loan of 2000 PEN which she plans to use to expand her business by purchasing products that her customers usually buy. The little that she earns isn’t enough to buy what she needs to grow her business.

Zulmy’s dream is to have a prosperous business so that she can provide her children a better future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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