A loan of $775 helped to buy merchandise for her store.

Delia Mariza's story

Delia, 27, is a young woman living with her husband and their two year old little girl. She and her husband love her very much and both strive daily to get ahead and above all to give her much love.

Delia’s house is located in the city of Pisco which was devastated in 2007 by an earthquake that same year in which many people perished leaving behind much sorrow among the residents. It’s also well known because the Ballestas Islands are located there which are visited by infinity of tourists all year and also because of the fishing and agriculture.

Delia is very tenacious and above all enthusiastic and this is why she decided to help out her husband with the household expenses. She managed to start a grocery store ten years ago. It was a bit difficult at first but at the same time very gratifying because thanks to it she was able to help her husband and within her possibilities provide her little girl with better quality of life every day. She spends around 10 hours daily in her business and can take care of up to 15 customers per day. She believes that she does well because she’s kind to all her customers and above all because of her will to get ahead; her daughter is her best motivation.

Delia is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the help they’ve given her she will be able to buy more merchandise for her store especially soft-drinks, vegetables, tuna, canned milk, sugar and noodles, among others. With this improvement she’ll have a wider variety of goods to offer her customers and will improve her income with which she will continue striving day to day to get ahead and to make her greatest dream a reality: to give her family a good quality of life and continue to help out her husband.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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