A loan of $225 helped to buy merchandise (summer clothing).


Ana Maria's story

Ana María is a very charismatic woman. She is 33 years old and she lives with her partner. She and her partner have four children who are ten, seven, five and two years of age. The three oldest are currently studying and the youngest is still in the house since he is still quite young. Her partner supports her a lot and is her right hand man. Like a good Peruvian, Ana María loves our food, but her favorite dish is the delicious fish ceviche. Ana María only studied up to the fifth year of secondary school. She would have liked to have been a police official. This is why she does everything she can to get her children ahead so that they can be better off than her. Ana María works in clothing sales. She works around six hours a day and attends to as many as ten customers daily. She believes that her business is going well because she is very nice to her customers in addition to the quality of the products she offers. Ana María is very grateful to the Kiva lenders because with the help they have offered she will be able to buy more merchandise, especially clothing for the summer season. This will allow her to have a bigger variety of products and make a better income so that she will be able to continue saving and achieve her greatest dream, to give her children a profession and have a bigger store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters



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