A loan of $400 helped to buy rice, chicken, cooking oil, olives, and fruits, and 2 tables, 8 chairs, a dozen plates, and other utensils that she needs.

Kelly's story

Kelly is 21 years old. She is a good, friendly, and hardworking person. She is single and doesn’t have children, since her goal is to develop her career. She lives in her parent’s house, where each day she shares with them the joy of being together and working to provide them with a better quality of life.

Kelly’s work consists of selling food. Every day she goes out to the sidewalk in front of her house in the afternoon to sell the delicious foods that are typical of the region, which are accompanied by refreshing drinks made with natural fruits. She provides friendly service and well-seasoned food made with the highest quality ingredients. She has been doing this work for 4 years. She started by helping her mother, who has now given her control of the business. In addition to working, she is also studying and she has to give herself time to study and also time to generate the income needed to cover her school expenses.

She used to sell breads and juices in the mornings, but she had to change her business because it is very important to her to work on her academic studies.

She likes very much what she does because, aside from leaving her time for other activities, it also generates very good income. Before doing this work, she had problems with the monthly payments at the institute where she studies. Now she feels better because she has the economic support that allows her to confront any situation that requires money. She would very much like to grow her business and have more tables and chairs, and some utensils that she needs. This would be her 6th loan with Microfinanzas Prisma. She is very happy knowing that they provide her with financial support, since this makes her feel confident she will be able to advance in her business. For her part, she pledges to once again make her repayments in a punctual manner, as she did with her previous loans. She is very happy to belong to her communal bank because all the members are very friendly and supportive.

With the requested amount of PEN 1,000.00 (Peruvian nuevos soles), she will use all of it to buy ingredients such as rice, chicken, cooking oil, olives, and fruits. She will buy 2 tables, 8 chairs, a dozen plates, and other utensils that she needs in order to continue to do her work and provide better service.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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