A loan of $1,125 helped to purchase merchandise for the Christmas season.

Eda Eveling's story

Eda lives and works in Ica, Peru. Ica is located in the Sechura Desert about four hours south of Lima, the country's capital, and is hailed by Peruvians as "The Land of the Sun." It is known in Peru for its frequent earthquakes (an 8.4 in 2001 and 8.0 in 2007), its production of grapes, asparagus, and olives, and perhaps most notably, as the source of Peruvian's traditional national drink, Pisco. In this hot, arid climate we find the client's home and business.

Eda is 29 years old and married. She has two minor children. She sells clothing, which generates income and has proven to be profitable.
Eda is a go-getting, persistent and responsible woman with a lot of desire to get her family ahead.
Eda started her business in 2008. She makes 440 new soles a week. She works about 10 hours per day, 7 days per week. With the loan of 3000 new soles that she will receive thanks to Kiva she will buy merchandise (shirts, slacks, blouses, etc.). Her dream is to have her own stand and to expand to a national level so that she can increase her income and finish building her house, this way achieving a better way of life. Her adviser believes that she is an excellent customer and that she will pay her installments promptly.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit

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