A loan of $1,150 helped to buy merchandise such as rice, sugar and pasta.


Nelly Del Pilar's story

Nelly is 42 years old and lives in the city of Pisco which is characterised by its warm welcoming climate and by its tourist attractions such as the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas Candelabra. It is also an agricultural city which specialises in the cultivation of cotton, corn and beans. She live with her husband and son of 13 years of age, for whom she works very hard since she loves him very much and for whom she would give her life for him to have a happy life. When she has free time she likes to knit jumpers and also to eat her favourite dish which is Chilli Chicken. Due to her a lack of financial resources she only finished her high school education, but she would have liked very much to study at university. Every day Nelly works in her business selling items such as groceries, vegetables, soft drinks, beers. She works in her business for around 10 hours every day and can have up to 25 customers a day. She believes her business is going well because she is very friendly with the customers and above all offers good products. Nelly is very grateful to the Kiva lenders since thanks to their help she will be able to buy counters for her business as well as wholesale merchandise such as rice, sugar and pasta. In this way she will be able to increase the variety of her produce and also continue fighting to make her greatest dream come true, to provide her son with a profession and improve his quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer KAROLINA KOSZELSKI



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