A loan of $375 helped to put in a floor in her house.

Beatriz Ana's story

Beatriz is 50 years old. She is a cheerful and hardworking woman. She is a mother of two children, aged 20 and 17, whom she has gotten ahead with all of her hard work and love as a mother and for whom she gives her life to make happy. The house Beatriz ives in is in the city of Nazca. This city is characterized by its warm climate as well as its agriculture, especially prickly pears, beans, corn and more. Here we also find the Nazca Lines, which are hieroglyphics located on an extensive field of dry land. These served as a type of calendar for the ancient Nazca culture. When she has free time, Beatriz likes to read and make one of her favorite dishes "Wheat and Steak". Due to her parents' lack of financial resources, she was only able to go to school up to the fourth year of secondary school, but she would have liked to finish school and study at the university.

With much enthusiasm, Beatriz works hard day to day at her business selling groceries in her small store where she lives. She works around 10 hours a day and can serve up to 20 customers a day. For Beatriz, her small business is a big help because she can support her home. She thinks that it is going well in her business because she is very friendly to her customers and because she offers good quality at comfortable prices.

Beatriz is very happy and gratful for the help that has been offered by the Kiva lenders. Thanks to this help she will be able to put in a floor in her house, since right now she has a dirt floor. This way, she and her family can have a better quality of life and offer more comfort to her customers. This will allow her to get ahead and keep working to be able to make her biggest dream come true: "finish building her house".

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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