A loan of $750 helped to buy groceries (rice, pasta, milk).

Nilda's story

Nilda is a woman of 36 who is responsible for her two little and beloved children. The older is 15 and the younger barely 4. Unfortunately, she separated from her husband 5 years ago due to some difficulties. It was at that time that Nilda decided to put much more effort into her work and give the best to her children.

Nilda very much enjoys her time making sweaters for her children, since one of her hobbies is knitting. She and her little family live in the city of Pisco, which is famous for El Candelabro, which can be seen from the beautiful Ballestas Islands, a place that is heavily visited by tourists and is located in the district of Paracas.

To be able to generate the income that her little family needs, Nilda sells corn, and at the same time, she has a store, where she works from 7:30 in the morning until 7 at night. She tells us that her business is successful because it has a good location, and this allows her to serve an average of 20 customers a day. It was thanks to her brother that she was encouraged to have this type of business. Since that time everything has been going well for her, and she is thankful for that.

A good idea for her business occurred to her: to buy rice, pasta, milk, and other grocery products for her store. She knows that with this new variety of products her customers will be much more satisfied and thus she will be able to generate the income that she needs to enlarge her business, which will allow her to keep her children in good health and at the same time give them the schooling that they need.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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