A loan of $300 helped purchase rice, cooking oil, milk, juice, soft drinks, candy, legumes, noodles, tuna, etc.


Santos Claudina's story

Ms. Santos Claudina M. G. is a 45-year-old woman who lives in the Porvenir district of the Trujillo province, department of La Libertad, Peru. She is a member of the Lideresas en Accion Communal Bank. Our client completed 6th grade, but states that she had to leave her studies and start working because of her lack of financial resources. She has a live-in partner and 4 children, 2 of whom still depend on her financially. Santos sells foodstuffs for a living.

With her first 300.00 PEN loan, she purchased shelves for her general store. With this 800.00 PEN loan, she will purchase goods like: rice, cooking oil, milk, juice, soft drinks, candy, legumes, noodles, tuna, etc. to restock her shop.

She dreams of restocking her store little by little, and would like to start selling beer in order to earn greater profits to raise and provide an education for her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian


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