A loan of $775 helped to purchase fuel and gas cylinders.


Julia's story

Julia is 44 years old. She has shared a large portion of her life with her husband Fidel, who's also 44. As a result of their love they have their 23-year-old daughter Cesia, and they work together so that they can achieve a better future. They currently live in a rented house. She first started selling fuel in a gas station owned by her sister. When her sister found other business opportunities, she decided to rent out the station. That's why she has been selling fuel oil to local motorcycle taxi drivers and larger vehicles for the past year. She gets support from her daughter who helps her occasionally. She also sells gas cylinders, a business that earns her very good profits. However, sometimes she's left undersupplied when there's a delay with the tankers from her wholesale suppliers. Since she's facing an increase in the gas cylinder sales, she wishes to buy them in bulk in order to obtain better profits. In addition, she wishes to buy fuel. She hopes to someday own her own gas station, thus she wishes to buy her own machinery and search for an appropriate venue. This is her 18th loan. She expresses her deep gratitude because thanks to the loans she's able to fufill her financial obligations with ease and serenity. She enjoys the fact that she's part of a communal bank whose members are always optimistic as well as punctual with their repayments. With the 2000 nuevos soles she'll purchase gas cylinders and more fuel.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff


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