A loan of $600 helped purchase soda in a variety of flavors.


Jessica's story

Jessica, who is 29 years old, is a woman who truly wants to succeed, and she has many goals that she wants to accomplish. She is married to Luis, who is a businessman and father to her two-year-old daughter. He wants to give her a better quality of life. Together, they live in their own home that they worked hard to buy. Jessica sells soda in a variety of flavors and brands. She uses a refrigerator where she stores her products at chilly temperatures, which is what her customers like because the area is warm. She serves her customers in a very friendly way from her home. She started her business more than two years ago, purchasing stock in small amounts with her own money. Seeing the good reception her business was getting, she decided to continue, and, until now, she has worked alone. She feels her business is fairly successful because of the good income it gives her. Before, she had financial troubles because her husband's earnings were not enough, and with the arrival of her daughter, their expenses increased. Jessica decided to start her business, which now helps her through tough economic times. Seeing the good results and the reception that she continues to have, Jessica plans to increase her stock and grow her business with the money she will earn through the carpentry business that she has with her husband. (Through that same business), she has the know-how for this task. This will be her third loan with Kiva partner MFP. She is pleased to know that she can count on this line of credit to grow. She likes working with her communal bank because she considers the group responsible and united. With the money requested, 1,500 nuevos soles, she will purchase more merchandise for her business, such as soda in a variety of flavors, growing her stock available for sale, and looking for more precious commodities to purchase in volume.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Olivia Shirley


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