A loan of $750 helped to buy a modular display rack and to pay the shipping costs of her newspapers.

Florinda's story

Florinda is a 47-year-old woman who lives in the city of Ica. She is a single mother with three children, so she always strives to overcome the adversities she faces in her life. Now that her children and grown and independent, they say that they are very grateful that Florinda has put forth great strength and effort into helping them get ahead. In her free time, Florinda likes to visit with her children and occasionally prepares their favorite dish, the flavorful “lomo saltado” (Peruvian beef stir-fry).

Thanks to the support from her children and her desire to press forward, Florinda has a newsstand where she works at approximately nine hours each day. She manages her stand by herself. Florinda also distributes and delivers newspapers whenever her customers request them. She believes her business is doing well because she is well-received among her customers, which include taxi drivers and bus drivers. She is also recognized for her charisma and good service.

Florinda is grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the assistance they have provided, she will be able to buy a modular display rack that is smaller than the one she currently has. Her loan will also be used to pay the delivery cost of having the newspapers shipped from the place that sells them. This will help Florinda increase her earnings and get ahead. She hopes to expand her business by opening another newsstand in another part of the city where she can also sell books and magazines. In the not-so-distant future, she hopes to have the construction of her house completely finished.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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