A loan of $450 helped to buy things like sugar, hard corn, and fertilizers for the crops.

Carmen's story

Carmen, age 49, is married and has four children under her care. She lives in her own house in the Valle de los Incas sector of the Tambogrande district. She lives in a rural area of the district, but she does have electrical service.

Carmen’s business activity is selling food and “chicha” (a corn based drink). Her business is located in her own home. She tends to her business on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays with customers whom she knows. She has been doing this for over six years.

Her husband is a farmer, and he has his own land. He grows mangos and lemons, which he harvests and sells weekly. He is generating extra income to support his wife with the obligations of the loan and with providing the family with food.

She is requesting a loan for 1,200 soles to buy supplies to make chicha. She will buy things like sugar, hard corn, and fertilizers for their crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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