A loan of $400 helped to buy sweets such as cookies, caramels, etc.

Zaida's story

Zaida is 35 years old and married to Roy. They have a 12-year-old son who lives with them. The family built and owns its own house made from good materials. Zaida works selling sweets and snacks for children from a small stand located in front of her mother-in-law's car wash. Zaida normally works from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. She is able to sneak away during slow times to check on her son, who needs a lot of attention. This can make her work difficult, but it is also something that she knows will improve because her boy is growing more each day.

What she likes most about her business is that she is able to do other things while she runs her sweets stand at the same time. She has been working like this for three years, and says that hardest part of this work is standing out in the sun all day long. Zaida hopes that in the future she will be able to open a store to better attend to her customers.

This is Zaida's second Kiva loan. She is requesting a loan in order to keep growing her business. She pledges to remain punctual and make her repayments on time. Zaida will use the 1000 soles to buy a variety of sweets, such as caramels, cookies, gum and other items to offer her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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