A loan of $350 helped buying necessities and groceries to sell.


Susana Elisbeth's story

Susana is 19 years old, single, and lives with her parents and three siblings in the José Leonardo Ortiz district, located 5 minutes away from the city of Chiclayo.

For the past year, thanks to the help from her parents, she has created and run a small store inside the José Balta market, which is a market in Chiclayo where she sells necessities such as rice, sugar, and cooking oil. She also sells groceries and little candies.

Susana stays with her shop every morning, part of the afternoon and through the night. She studies English in a city institute, and uses what she makes from her business to pay for her classes and to support her household and especially the education of her three siblings.

Susana wishes to expand her business by buying a larger variety of products to offer to her clients, and for this reason she is asking for 1000 soles (Peruvian currency) that would help her accomplish her goal.

Her greatest longing is to keep helping her siblings, and grow her business to have, in the future, a stable source of income to support her family.

She is very well known and esteemed by her neighbors, so much that the vendors around her consider her a very happy and optimistic girl.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mitchell Usher


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