A loan of $775 helped buy groceries to stock her general store and to provide maintainance for her fields.


Simona's story

Simona is a 29-year-old woman who is married and has 3 dependent children. She lives in her own home in the Huaca de Morrope settlement, located 20 minutes from the loan office. Simona dedicates herself to selling groceries from her home, including rice, sugar, cooking oil, beans, etc. She can count on dependable customers. In addition, she raises and sells farm fowl, feeding them chicken feed and corn. Her husband is a laborer and farm worker. Simona also has 1 hectare of her parents' land planted in cotton.

Simona is requesting a loan of 2,000 new sols, to invest in grocery merchandise, and to maintain her cotton field. This should help increase her income and improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD


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