A loan of $600 helped to buy ingredients for food preparation.

Gilda's story

Gilda, 49, is a hard working and enterprising women. She is married to Lucio with whom she has three children aged 26, 23, and 21 respectively. She lives together with her family in a quality-built home which was constructed as a result of their effort and dedication. Gilda's activity is food sales; it's the reason why she has a small place in her home where she placed the tables and chairs necessary to comfortably attend to her customers who are satisfied with the good service that they receive. She also sews underwear in the evenings. She began working in the food business 6 years ago and at the same time she has a server since she needs help attending to the customers. In the future, she hopes to grow her business, improve her surroundings, and vary her dishes, as well as opening a produce shop in the front of her home.

This is her fourth loan with Kiva. She is happy and grateful for the opportunity to rely on a line of credit to be able to advance her business; that's why she is committed to fulfill her installment payments punctually. With the requested amount of S/.1500 [Peruvian Nuevo Sol], she will buy ingredients for food preparation such as rice, oils, vegetable stews, and other things, searching for low prices to obtain greater profit.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeremy Orloski

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