A loan of $600 helped to pay for higher education costs.


Stephany Cristina's story

Stephany, 19, is a young woman who lives in the city of Nazca, which is known for its warm, welcoming climate. It also has tourist attractions such as the Nazca Lines and the Cahuachi aqueducts. Stephany enjoys listening to music in her brief free time since she works at a shoe store in the city. Through her work she is able to help her parents cover the household expenses. She works eight hours a day and gets up every morning with optimism. Stephany believes work is going well because she is very kind to the customers and responsible. Stephany is very grateful to Kiva lenders, because thanks to them she is able to pay for her higher education, having begun work on an Accounting degree. This means she can attend classes without any problems and continue working toward her goal of "Finishing her professional career and helping her family.".

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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