A loan of $375 helped to buy more merchandise.

Ana Maria's story

Ana María is 45 years old. She is a single mother and has a 16 year-old daughter. She lives in her family home which is located in José Leonardo Ortiz district, in the city of Chiclayo, the capital of Lambayeque region.

For more than 10 years, Ana María has been repairing and selling electrical appliances, spare parts and accessories. She has a fixed sales location in the 'Mercado Modelo', a large and busy market in Chiclayo. Ana María is quite well known in her field and has an established customer base. She would like to increase her business by purchasing more merchandise so that she can have a better variety of products in stock.

This investment will allow Ana María to make better sales and improve her cash flow. She will make more income which will enable her to continue covering her family expenses and paying for her daughter's education. Ana María is very hard working and she has good personal and work references. Her greatest desire is to continue growing her business so that she can improve her family's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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