A loan of $475 helped to buy fruits and sodas.

Silvia's story

Silvia, 30, is married to Luis, the father of her two-year-old son. She has four more children from her previous marriage. Silvia lives with her family in their own house, which she bought thanks to her job. Silvia sells frozen sweets, known as “chupetes” in her city. She has a freezer and containers where she displays her products in a school located near her house, where she also sells them.
Silvia makes the chupetes with fresh fruits found locally, such as soursop, mango, coconut or banana. She started this line of work more than six years ago, and so far, she has worked alone. She considers her business to be fairly profitable because of the demand her products have. She complements this business selling different types and sizes of sodas. Silvia enjoys her work, because it gives her an income to support the home expenses and her children’s needs, which are her motivation to progress. She has plans to keep working and expand her capacity.

Silvia is requesting a loan of 1200 soles [PEN]. She is happy because she knows that this financial support will help her get ahead with her business. She promises to pay the installments on time. With the money, she will buy some supplies she needs for making her frozen sweets, such as fruits, sugar and bags, and she will also buy sodas.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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