A loan of $750 helped to purchase a small food cart, school supplies, and a uniform for her daughter.

Janett Katherine's story

Janet is a 31 year old woman who has devoted herself solely to her daughter. She is always willing to fight for her and show her that together, they can come out ahead. Currently this small family lives in Pisco, a city that suffered from a terrible earthquake in the year 2007. Throughout the last 5 years this city has gotten better. Above all, the tourism has increased in the district of Paracas, the city where they have constructed a lot of high-class hotels. The tourists seem captivated by the beautiful beaches and tourist destinations like the "Islas Ballestas".

Currently Janet devotes herself to the selling of "broaster chicken" as well as hamburgers. She works from 5 in the morning to 11 at night. She attends to an average of 65 customers due to the fact that the area where she works is highly trafficked by commuters and students. She was inspired by her siblings when her husband left her and it was from that point on that she became a strong woman, willing to try very hard for her little one.

With the help of the lenders at Kiva, she will be able to buy a small new food cart as well as school supplies and a school uniform for her little one. With the new sales that she carries out she will be able to pay for the food, studies, and clothing that her little one needs. One of her goals is to be able to have a store where she devotes herself to the sale of "broadster chicken" and rotisserie chicken. Her biggest dream is to have her own house and provide her little one with the best education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hannah Katz

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