A loan of $400 helped to buy more merchandise for her store.


Nilda's story

Nilda, 40, lives in north Perú. Following Peruvian tradition, she cares for her parents and lives with them. She’s known in her surroundings for selling groceries and for her great efforts. Her parents also help her with the business’ work.

Nilda has been selling groceries for more than two years and wants to consolidate the business in order to have the potential of increasing the number of her customers and to meet unmet local demand which is why she’s taken out a 1000 sol loan to invest in her business and to do some home improvements. In particular, she wants to increase stock merchandise and expand the variety of products she offers. She will manage to meet unmet local demand, expand her clientele with new customers and provide additional family income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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