A loan of $1,575 helped to buy premises.

Graciela's story

Graciela is a woman with contagious charisma and a great will to succeed. She is 57 years old but has the optimism of a 25 year old. Graciela lives in the city of Costera de Pisco, characterized by its beautiful beaches, its tourist attractions, and its varied gastronomy. Graciela is the mother of 3 children who she loves very much and so she has given her life to offering them a dignified life, full of love.
Day in and day out, Graciela works in her little store selling shoes. She works around 9 hours a day and can serve up to 12 customers a day. She believes that she is doing well because she is very friendly to the clients and has new and good looking products.
Graciela is very grateful to the Kiva lenders as, thanks to the support that they have offered her, she can buy a small store for her business (she currently rents one). In this way, she will be able to improve her income as she will have her own premises and so she will be able to keep fighting to make her greatest dream a reality: to give her children a profession and to be able to buy a van for her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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