A loan of $175 helped to buy holiday products for her store.


Carmen De La Flor's story

Carmen, 27, is a single woman living in Cusco. She is part of the Amancaes group. She works for a tourism agency here in the city and also owns a small grocery store called “Multiservicios Nelli’s” in the neighborhood of Santiago. In her grocery store, she sells various foods and products for the local community after buying all of the goods wholesale. Each day she makes between 40 and 50 soles (about $13 to $17) in earnings from her bodega, or small shop.

With the loan she receives from Kiva, Carmen hopes to better her business by buying more products for the store. Specifically, with the Christmas season approaching, she will purchase various holiday foods and items to sell.



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