A loan of $600 helped to carry out improvements to her storefront.

Claudia Stefanny's story

Claudia is a young 20-year-old woman who lives with her husband and her small 3-year-old child in the city of Cañete, in the district of Imperial. She loves her child and he is her reason for living. She is a very friendly, hardworking, and enthusiastic person who, together with her husband, uses all of her effort to get her family ahead. Unfortunately, Claudia was not able to study toward a professional career. Since she was very young she had to work to cover expenses, but she would have liked to have studied.

Through her own initiative, and with a lot of effort and dedication, Claudia has worked in her little business for more than a year selling food. She sells a variety of Chinese dishes. She is a very good cook and has the help of her husband who helps with the business. Claudia works everyday, approximately 8 hours. She feels good doing her work and she believes that is going well die to her good seasoning and because she treats her customers well.

Claudia is very grateful to the Kiva lenders because thanks to the help offered she will be able to carry out improvements to her storefront windows. She has increased her clientele and she needs to expand her store front as well as buy chairs and tables to improve it. In this way she will continue to work with great effort in to be able to achieve her greatest dream which is to have her own storefront. In the not to distant future she hopes to be able to see her little one become a great professional.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters

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