A loan of $475 helped to buy an assortment of carbonated soft-drinks and ingredients for food preparation.

Maudi's story

Maudi, 25, is a hardworking, enterprising young woman in addition to being kind and cheerful. She lives with Marcos who is a laborer. She lives with him and her one-year-old daughter comfortably installed in her mother’s house.

Maudi’s activity is selling carbonated beverages and to do so she has a cooler she bought with her savings. She installed it in her mother’s house and since then has been providing cold beverages for her customers. She’s been in business two years. Alongside this, she also works selling food. Her spouse helps her tend to customers who come by to consume carbonated beverages.

She likes her activities because she earns income that helps her get through economic tough spots with expenses she has. Now that she has a child, she needs to invest her capital to generate income. Since this is a fairly tranquil business that her spouse can take over when she’s away and seeing the good results it’s having, she plans to continue with it and also to start selling groceries in a home-based store.

Therefore, she’s asking for 1,200 new soles to buy carbonated soft-drinks at wholesale in various sizes and presentations and also to buy ingredients to prepare the meals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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