A loan of $950 helped to purchase merchandise (summer footwear).

Belisa Cathy's story

Belisa is a feisty woman living in the city of Camaná, which is characterized by its beautiful beaches, agriculture, fisheries and especially the friendliness of its people. As a good Peruvian, she loves her food and one of the dishes she likes most is the delicious "chupe de camarones" (shrimp chowder). When she has a little time off she likes to dance, which helps her to relax when she feels worried or is in a bad mood.

Belisa works in the sale of men;s, women's and children's footwear. She works about 15 hours a week, and she sells her products on Sundays. She serves about 25 clients a week, she says her business is going well because she offers very good products to her customers.

Belisa is very grateful to Kiva lenders. Thanks to your help she can buy summer shoes, allowing her to offer a greater variety of products, increase her income, and keep fighting to fulfill her dream of "being a successful entrepreneur".

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig

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