A loan of $1,125 helped to buy computers.

Esmeralda Crystel's story

Esmeralda is a very young, enthusiastic worker who is 24 years old and lives with her common-law husband who is an engineer. They have a 2-year-old son and live in the city of Chincha, which is known as the birthplace of one of the Peruvian sports stars. It also has a warm climate and beautiful beaches, and the locals are known for their delicious culinary arts. Being typically Peruvian she loves to eat; and one of her favorite dishes is noodles. In her free time she enjoys taking walks and spending time with family.

With much effort, Esmeralda works selling hamburgers, and also sells beauty products. She works about five hours a day, attending to some 70 customers daily. She thinks business is going well because the food she makes is tasty and because she treats people with kindness.

Esmeralda is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help she will be able to buy two computers so she can set up a bar code system and scanning service in her business. This will increase her earnings and improve her family's quality of living. It will also help her meet her greatest goal which is: "Giving her son a good education and a university degree".

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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