A loan of $750 helped to buy chairs and furniture for her classes.

Anyela Yuliana's story

Anyela Yuliana lives in Camaná, Peru, which is an oasis in the otherwise long and dry desert of Sechura that dominates the southwestern part of the country. Camaná has historically been an important tourist destination in Peru, however, the frequent and strong earthquakes and tsunamis during the last decade (8.4 in 2001 and 8.0 in 2007) destroyed the tourism business in Camaná, with the loss of many jobs, ways of making a living, and homes.

In her free time she very much enjoys walking the beautiful beaches of Camaná, most of all because it is very relaxing. Peru is a country with delicious food and Anyela likes ceviche a lot. She is a professor of mathematics, and tells us that as a child she didn’t like it at all, and this is why when she is teaching her students she does it with a lot of patience.

Anyela provides private math classes, working around 5 hours daily and teaching around 12 students per day. In a day she can earn up to S/.50 but in a good day she can earn up to S/.84 but she tells us that sometimes she makes it easier for the parents of her students because most of all she wants her students to learn and do well in school. She thinks that things are going well in her business because she has a lot of patience with the students and because the parents have a lot of confidence in her.

Anyela is very grateful as a Kiva borrower and thanks to the help she can buy chairs and furniture in order to teach her classes. This enhancement will permit her students to be more comfortable and for her to have more students to teach, and thus she can have more income and savings in order to fulfill her biggest dream, “having her own home.”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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