A loan of $400 helped to buy a bed and a mattress.

Carolina Gabriela's story

Carolina is a 19 year old young woman. She lives with her parents and her siblings in the city of Nazca. She is a very kind, hard-working, and enthusiastic person. She has a great desire to improve herself. Sadly, due to the lack of financial resources and the need to work to help her parents, Carolina has not been able to complete her studies as a graphic designer.

In her free time she likes to watch television. Sometimes she makes the delicious ‘Causa Rellena’ [layered potato dish that's made with yellow potatoes and either chicken or tuna salad] to share with her family.

On her own initiative and with great determination and dedication, Carolina works as a waitress in a poultry shop in her city. She waits on the public, and she is able to work for approximately ten hours. Carolina believes that it is going well for her because of her sense of responsibility and integrity.

Carolina is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help given to her she will be able to buy a bed and a mattress. These will be very useful because she and her little brother now share the same bed. This way she wishes to somewhat improve her living conditions and those of her family.

Carolina will continue working and putting forth great effort in order to fulfill her big dream of being able to complete her professional studies, This way she wishes to get ahead together with her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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