A loan of $375 helped to buy candy for her stand.

Adelaida's story

Adelaida is 63 and is a very hard-working and dynamic woman with desires to get ahead. Her husband is Wilfredo, who makes a living through being a security guard. He is the father of her 7 children. They live with the youngest, Kenny, 22, in their own home.

Her business is selling candies and sweets at a stand that she put in her home with initial working capital that her husband gave her. She first bought her products in small quantities, and she was able to sell all of it, which motivated her to keep buying and to continue with her business. She started more than 6 years ao, and now she has her son's support in attending to the customers during his free time.

She considers her business to be rather profitable due to the demand for her products. She likes what she does because she gets to attend to her customers, which means socializing with her neighbors and exchanging ideas. The economic income also helps her support her husband with their home's expenses, since many times the income that he makes doesn't cover everything, and they have had difficulties paying for all of their expenses and their children's educational costs. By seeing the good results that she has had, she hopes to use her profits to finish her home and to fix up rooms to rent out, which will generate more economic income.

This is her first loan with Microfinanzas Prisma. She is happy and thankful for the financial support that she receives. She hopes to keep having it, which is why she promises to make all of her payments. With the requested amount of 1,000 PEN, she will invest in the purchase of a larger quantity of candy to supply her stand. She thinks that this will let her be more preferred by her customers. She will also buy wood to finish building the rooms in her home to rent them out.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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