A loan of $1,150 helped to buy two food counters.

Zoraida Beatriz's story

Zoraida is 22 and lives in the city of Pisco,

Pisco is known for having a warm and friendly weather, in this city agriculture is common, specially they grow cotton, corn and others. There is also fishing and tourism in Pisco because there are places like the Ballestas Islands and the "Candelabro de Paracas" [Paracas' chandelier] that are visited by a big amount of tourists all year round.

On her free time, Zoraida enjoys sports, she likes to play volleyball with her neighbours and friends from where she lives. From time to time she likes to have one of her favourite dishes: "Cau Cau" which she thinks it's delicious.

Due to her parents not having many economic resources Zoraida was only able to study until her fifth year of secondary school, but she would had loved to go to university and do Business Management.

With lots of enthusiasm and dedication Zoraida works in her food and groceries business, she works 10 hours a day and can serve up to 30 customers a day. With the fruits of her work she can support her family's expenses, that is why she works with such good will and she thinks that is why her business is blooming, because she works hard and she is nice with her customers.

Zoraida is very grateful to the lenders of Kiva because with the help they have given her she will be able to buy two food counters to display her dishes and the products she sells in her shop, this way she will be able to have a better kept and above all very clean business so her customers will shop with more confidence and thus improve her profits so she can keep working towards making her big dream come true: to study Business Management

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lucia Long

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