A loan of $400 helped to buy a greater quantity of candies and to start selling other grocery items.

Diana's story

Diana, 29 years old, is a good, friendly and very hard working woman. She is single but is the mother of two small children who she is raising with a great deal of love. She lives with her children in her parents' house, the same place where she strives every day to give the best of herself in order to get ahead. Diana's work is selling candies. Her stand is located in her parents' house, which stays very busy with her customers because it is very well situated in her neighborhood. Diana is very well known for her good humor and charisma, and her sales bring in the income she needs. At times, she works in the streets of the city or at festivals or special events where there is a great influx of people.

Diana was motivated to develop this business by her need to be independent and by the daily expenses she needed to cover for her family. She has now been in this line of work for four years. She felt very nervous at the beginning, but with time she was able to develop her best qualities and now she sells a great deal and is very happy about it. What she most enjoys about her job is talking to her customers and making them laugh. She considers the most difficult part to be selling under the hot morning sun. Diana would love to have an actual candy store where she could sell with greater comfort and be able to offer her customers a wider variety of products.

This is her second loan through Microfinanzas Prisma. She feels very grateful to the people who are offering her the financing she needs to be able to cement her plans. She also promises to comply with her repayments in a punctual manner and she hopes to continue working with her communal bank because of the fellowship and solidarity shown by all of its members.

With the requested amount of 1,000 nuevos soles, Diana will buy a greater quantity of candy to offer her customers and she will also start to add other grocery items to her stand.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh

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