A loan of $400 helped purchase sacks of cereal, canned food and wholesale chicken.

May's story

May is a 22 year old hardworking mother to little 3 year old Naomi whose father is May's partner, Wilmer. They received a house made of wood from their parents with the goal of providing them the facilities to achieve homeownership. With the objective of replacing her work in the field, she opted to work selling vegetables in her local market 2 years ago.

With the support of her parents and her partner, she managed to initiate the sale of chicken and groceries. She considers her work to be very relaxed. It is necessary that she be in constant contact with the public, which has enabled her to make many friendships, who are ultimately loyal customers of her business. However, the rainy days are when she has the least sale of her products and some go to waste, given that providing quality is essential for her as a reliable vendor.

Noticing a small growth in daily sales, she wants to have enough capital to always keep her business well stocked; that is why she wants to have sacks of cereal, canned foods and other goods.

Her long-term goals are to be a wholesale grocery store owner. It is one of her dreams that she is sure with work and effort she can make a reality. This is her first loan, and she is already thankful for it was always a tool that she wanted to use. She hopes to take care of it with responsible repayments. With the 1000 soles, she will keep her business well stocked for a long period of time by purchasing bags of cereal, canned foods and wholesale chicken.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Holker

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