A loan of $1,575 helped to buy rice, sugar, canned goods, Christmas cakes and vegetables.


Pelayo's story

Pelayo, 44, lives with Urbana, 38, a couple who has the task of providing the best for their three children as well as a good future.
They managed to buy a good quality home from the fruit of many years of work. Driven to get ahead they decided to put aside agriculture and spend more time with their children. So that is why, for 24 years, they’ve been working in their local market, their business consisting of the sale of basic necessities.

They chose this activity because they got a vacancy, being the place they occupy today, thanks to the expanding business that the market underwent back then. He shows a great interest in his work as he performs the heavy work while Urbana, with her charisma and joy, manages to capture customers making this a busy family business.

They are in a season which the business presents an increase in sales to which they want to replenish their business with basic necessities. In addition, yearend festivities give place to the sale of Christmas cakes whose gain is beneficial for their business.

Soon, they want to apply for a contract to supply provisions for a state agency called "soup kitchens", which would be a great business opportunity that they’ve wanted for a long time and start a new course for their business.

They are requesting 4,000 Peruvian Soles to invest it in products for their business such as rice, sugar, canned goods, Christmas cakes and vegetables to obtain extra profit on his purchase at wholesale for this time of year.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diana Lima


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