A loan of $275 helped to buy a display case.

Jhoanna Smith's story

Jhoanna, 20, lives in the city of Cañete in the district of Imperial with her small son, who she loves very much and is her main motivation in life. She is a very kind, hard-working, enthusiastic person who works hard to provide for her son, since she is both mother and father to him. Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources and the need to cover expenses, Jhoanna was unable to get an accounting degree as she would have liked. In her free time she enjoys playing volley ball with friends and sometimes cooking a delicious "Cau Cau" stew to share with family.

Through a lot of hard work and enthusiasm, and thanks to support from her mother, Jhoanna works as a field hand on a farm in the city. On weekends, she also has her own business selling desserts and sweets. She starts work very early in the morning and works about ten hours a day. She enjoys her work and believes it is going well because she is responsible and provides good customer service.

Jhoanna is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to them she will be able to buy a small case to display her desserts which will be very beneficial. Jhoanna will continue working and making every effort to reach her goal of becoming a successful professional.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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