A loan of $800 helped to buy merchandise to restock her store.

Zenobia's story

Zenobia, 31, is proud to have a pleasant life with her two little ones: Patricia, 11, and Erica, 2, who she gives her best to. She owns a wood house her parents passed on to her. At first she only cared for her children but in time decided to start selling basic staples informally to eventually be eligible for a stand in her local market. She’s been in this line of work for almost 10 years now and in time has established good friendships. Selling food items like rice, sugar, vegetables and cereals she’s succeeded in moving her family forward and plans to continue doing so for many more years to come.

She currently wants to restock her business with more variety of products hoping to increase sales which is why she’s calling on her financial institution. She has in mind building her house out of substantial materials and then set up a commercial site to open a new business in the same line of work so she can watch over her children who are still very young. She needs 2,500 new soles to use as capital to buy cereals, vegetables and canned goods to restock her store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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