A loan of $975 helped to acquire a refrigerator in order to go into frozen drink sales.

Maria Soledad's story

María Soledad is a head of household, 31 years of age, who lives with her husband and their two children in their own home located in one of the hamlets making up the agricultural district of Chulucanas, situated in the province of Morropón in the Piura region.

She has had previous loans through Kiva. Previously she devoted herself exclusively to the sale of cosmetics. Currently, thanks to the earnings she obtained during this entire time of working, she has been able to set up a grocery store in her living quarters where she offers her customers (who are mainly neighbors in the hamlet where she resides) a variety of staple products, groceries and drinks. She also devotes herself to raising small farm animals (sheep, pigs and poultry) which she sells in the local market once they reach the ideal weight and size. Her husband works as a security guard at a large agricultural operation in the area.

María Soledad wishes to acquire a refrigerator since she wishes to go into frozen drink sales. This line of business has a lot of demand in the area since the place where she lives sees high temperatures for most of the year.

María Soledad appreciaes the support she has been given through Kiva up to the present.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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