A loan of $1,575 helped to buy construction materials for home improvements..


Lucy's story

Lucy is a 36-year-old woman who lives in the city of Pucallpa with her husband and their three children. She loves her family dearly and they are her main reason for living. Lucy is a friendly, hardworking, and enthusiastic person. She and her husband dedicate all of their efforts to helping their family get ahead. Unfortunately, due to the lack of financial resources and the need to work, Lucy was not able to pursue a professional management degree as she would have liked. In her free time, she enjoys cleaning her house. On a few occasions, she prepares a delicious dish of “picadillo de paiche” (a minced fish stew) to share with her family.

Through her own initiative and with great effort and dedication, Lucy offers services by filing saw blades. She also rents out a motorcycle taxi to different drivers who provide transportation services. Lucy begins her day in the early morning hours and is able to work approximately 10 hours each day. She enjoys her work and believes she is doing well because of her efforts and the friendly treatment she provides to her customers.

Lucy is extremely grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the assistance they have provided, she will be able to buy wood, nails, corrugated iron sheets, and paint. Since the rainy season is approaching, she would like to make improvements to her home so that she can provide more security and greater well-being for her family. Lucy will continue working and striving to achieve her greatest wish of seeing her children become successful professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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