A loan of $400 helped to purchase cookies and candy, among other items.

Diana's story

Diana is 30 years old and single. She has two small children whom she raises with a lot of love. She lives with them in her parents' house, and she works hard everyday so that she'll give the best of herself in order to get ahead. Diana's business consists of selling snacks such as cookies, candy, bubble gum and lollipops. She usually makes traveling sales on weekends, in front of clubs or parties being held in town. Aside from that, she has a small stand located in her parents' house. She's very well-known because of her sense of humor and charisma, which has caused her sales to result in the profits she needs. She has been in this business for about five years, although at first she felt like she was too shy for this line of work. In time she was able to build up her qualities and now she sells a lot, which she's very happy about. What she enjoys the most about her work is talking to the customers and making them laugh. She believes that the hardest part is having to sell under the heavy morning sunlight. That's why she'd love to have a snack store where she could work more comfortably and offer her customers a wider variety of products. On this occasion she'll request 1000 soles. She's thankful to the people who provide the loan she needs to accomplish her plans. On the other hand, she pledges to make her repayments in a timely fashion.
With the requested amount she'll purchase a larger quantity of snacks to offer her customers, such as cookies, bubble gum and candy, among other merchandise.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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